Okay, these past few weeks have been a complete blur! From my first competition of the season at Aesthetic I feel like I’ve spent most of my time preparing for the next one. Consistent physical training has been lower on my priorities list this month since I like to be well-rested before a comp.
A few weeks after Aesthetic I had a fun ABS local at Miramont, then the Unified Bouldering Championships (UBC) Pro Final in Seattle the weekend after. The Gun Show at the Spot Bouldering Gym followed UBC this past weekend (yesterday in fact), the first of 4 in the Spot Series. The atmosphere was pretty laid-back and fun, with a decent crowd and great setting as always. I felt good in particular on the women’s Finals problem which started with the climber facing the crowd in a stem and had a balance-y drop down in the middle, finishing with a few body-tension bumps to the top. My core training really kicked in during the cruxes and I managed to flash it! The flash got me first place, with Megan Mascarenas coming in a close second (she also completed the problem). This was my first 1st for one of the Spot comps so I was pretty psyched!
(Women’s 4 @ UBC Pro Final. Photo: Beau Kahler)
The results so far for the season have been quite encouraging, as I’ve placed at least top 4 in the past four events I’ve competed in. My next competition is coming up this weekend (3rd in a row!) at the Portland Boulder Rally in Oregon. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, and afterwards I’ll have a nice break. I’m definitely starting to feel some serious withdrawals from climbing on real rock, not to mention the drain of traveling and competing. Hopefully I’ll be able to get up to the Poudre or maybe Wild Iris in Wyoming next week.
If I don’t get outside soon… gawd I don’t even know. Gon’ go CRAZY!!