Aug 23, 2012

New kit, psyche for new routes!

Firstly, so psyched about the new Edelrid kit, they have brought out some great new shoes called the Cyclone. They are a top end performance shoe and I am really psyched to get out and use them on real rock, amazing fit and new stickier rubber are going to make a big difference this season. Secondly they have brought out the Atmosphere harness which is amazing, super light but also super comfortable this is going to be so useful for when I return as I have loads of plans for bolting new routes and also multipitch projects which mean lengthy periods in my harness.

Training indoors here in Scotland has been my only climbing fix, all the crags have been soaked and ridden with biting little midges. One armers, finger boarding and circuits blue and orange plywood have taken over from blue and orange streaked limestone paradises..... One thing being back has taught me is that overtraining is easily attained and that if you really want to train to go away on a trip it is so worth following a periodised plan. Currently I am suffering from the mentioned and with a tweaked a2 pulley i'm going to have to take it easy for a month or so, but if I can't climb I am determined to get out and bolt some sick lines to get me motivated and what better all body workout than bolting steep lines. Didn't seem to harm the beast that is Dani Andrada!!!!! 
Here are a couple of spots I've seen that i'm going to go and check out for new routes when I get back:

                                              from outside the cave

Looks really cool, amazing fun climbing on stalactites cant wait to get out there and get involved.

Back to the rings to do some more pull ups, front levers and all the horrible bulls##t you do when you cant just climb rocks!!!!!!! haha