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Bouldering trip to Niagra Glen!

Hopefully the weather for tomorrow is good! Psyched, never been to the Glen before. Hope this trip goes great! Best part? Im not even camping :D

— 10 months ago with 5 notes

#rock climbing  #bouldering  #niagra glen 
Bouldering in small area somewhere in Ontario. And yes, that tape is absolutely necessary.

Bouldering in small area somewhere in Ontario. And yes, that tape is absolutely necessary.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes

#me  #personal  #bouldering  #outdoors 
New Chalk Bag! After 5 years of using the MEC chalkbag, I finally have a new one! So excited!

New Chalk Bag! After 5 years of using the MEC chalkbag, I finally have a new one! So excited!

— 1 year ago with 2 notes

#bouldering  #chalk bag  #rock climbing  #personal 
Climbing error: I skipped the second bolt :(

It was indoors and I accidentally skipped the second bolt. I felt so bad/ashamed. There was a sequence where you traversed to the right and up after the first bolt around the arette and lost view of bolt#2, thinking only of the pumpy sustained lockoff moves I had to do, I climbed till bolt#3 before clipping in. 

It was especially disappointing because I expected better of myself. I always strive to be safe when bouldering and now that I’m transitioning into leading more I want to be even safer as it is more dangerous especially on some routes. If this was outdoors on smaller feet and I made an error, I would have taken a ground fall from 20ft.

Coming from a bouldering background I’m used to committing to movements, thoughts of danger and falling should be considered on the ground so that when your up there you don’t freak out, there is no time to freak out where your at the high crux. I clearly didn’t put enough attention adding the clipping action when sequencing the route.

It’s a mistake that I hope to learn from, a lesson that could have come at a very high price.

To everyone out there climbing, I hope your all a little bit smarter than me and be safe! 

— 1 year ago with 4 notes

#rock climbing  #bouldering  #personal  #mistake 
Inflammed PIP joints

So my middle finger PIP joints have been intermittently inflamed  over the past year or so. I have tried taking 4 months off. The inflammation/pain always goes away but then comes back again relatively quickly if I climb harder than say V1/5.10. My physio says that it’s collateral ligament damage (side of the joints) and to ice and rest, but I have already tried that since the moment I start climbing after even much rest it just acts up again.  Anybody have any experience with this that could share their advice?

— 1 year ago with 6 notes

#personal  #rock climbing  #bouldering 
Are grades important to you?

Feel free to answer and all the questions. 

Does it matter if it’s bouldering or sportclimbing or trad?

What do grades mean to you?

If you suddenly got weaker (injury) and couldn’t climb hard at all, is it important?

If you went to a new area and you sucked (can’t climb the same grades) does it make you sad?

— 1 year ago with 3 notes

#rock climbing  #question  #bouldering 
Leah Cranetaken from her website
Photo by: Chris Moran 

Leah Crane
taken from her website

Photo by: Chris Moran 

— 1 year ago with 4 notes

#bouldering  #rock climbing