Gotta gym proj. A stretch. A W1 bloque from a comp. (I completed intermediate).
This has afforded me the opportunity to really spend a lot of time watching others climb the bloques or climb on it…
I am not usually one for following “the beta”, this is new to me.
I spend a few minutes every session watching others climb on the bloques and often chat to them about how they went about it.
This has been edifying and eye opening. The intent to watch others , with the same critical eye I wield against m’sen. The much more volume of observation than normal. The much more critical eye. This has been a sort of skill development for me…
Today I successfully tried the popular beta through the crux and nailed it. A testament to my observations, tenacity and willingness to play with things in a way that I would not usually do…
In the surface it’s copying the group beta. Dig deeper and it occurs that when I am at my limit I select a solution that I am comfortable with or semi-comfy with. And that by trying the group beta I am adding breadth to my portfolio and depth to my comfort zone.
I have been spending more time this week simply watching others. The obeservwr remit is to compare to what I would do in that situation, mentally nite it and see when and we’re I can apply it. Often on the problem ai have just watched, sometime it’ll present me with an opportunity to do something different at a later date.
Enjoying the freshness it’s bringing to see of my climbing .
For now the focus is still on my project. Something that fills in the gaps between training at the gym which is not my phone and involves chatting. Two good aspects of this new aspect I am beginning to lean into.