Feeling this page is in need of some love so I thought I would share my progress here.
In April 2020 I had the privilege of a question I emailed Kris being featured in an episode of The Power Company Podcast. Admittedly, I had never put my goals or struggles out there for everyone to see. Why, I am not entirely sure. The best answer I can come up with was a mix of fear of failure, and a feeling that no one else really cared about my climbing. When the episode dropped, at the time I had no clue that everyone knowing my current dilemma would be the rocket fuel I needed to push past my current V6 barrier.
It was time to really buckle down. I hired a coach and learned how to train. I questioned why I moved the way I did, worked my perceived weaknesses, and stopped walking away from boulders that were challenging but below my top grade. In short, I fell in love with the ever-evolving process.
So, 19 months later how did everything shake out? This is my pyramid since April 2020 -
V8 (1) - Basalt
V7 (6) - Basalt
V6 (17) - Basalt, Granite, Sandstone; 1 FA
In this time I was able to widen my base and ability on different rock types, while also pushing my top end grade in my local area (Swan Falls, ID). I hope to continue this trend in the future as my progress continues.
Another trend I want to continue is sharing my goals. Currently I am working a Swan Falls classic called Powerman (V8) Swan Falls Bouldering- Power Man (V8/V9) - YouTube. I’ve done all the moves in 2 parts, and want to put this thing down before the end of November. From here I’ll find another V8 or two to project, and continue to build out my V7 base.
Thanks for taking the time to read my spray, and shoutout to @Kris for giving me the fuel I needed to put in the work to reach my goals. If anyone ever finds themselves in Boise for some reason, hit me up for a spot.