Croft Problem V8 // Always a good feeling to take down a proj on the last day 😊
Had to figure out another sequence after splitting on the heinous left hand crimp, but problem solving is one of the best parts about climbing! Worked hard to figure out plan B and it was worth every minute 💪
👋 Bishop! Catch ya next season!
Sometimes you just got to hang around 🤙🏻, laugh, and let go.
What is the definition of a “workout”...? What’s YOUR definition of a workout?
I used to think for something to be considered a “workout” it needed to be in a gym, a workout class, or a run.
Now... not so much and my whollleee world 🌎 has been opened up because I see how a workout can mean so many different things.
While I still enjoy a good weight session in the gym my favorite workouts now are when I’m using my whole body to just be active, rather that be climbing, hiking, or riding horses.
Developing this mindset had truly allowed me to love the gym again and challenge my body because I WANT to and not because I “have” to look a certain way... Finding my balance in life and discovering an enjoyment and confidence in working out outside of a gym has actually allowed me to re-find my balance and love for inside the gym.
And boy does it feel AH-MAZING!
Haven’t been hitting the gym as much this week but the couple days I did I aimed to lift heavier and hit those new PRs for #personalbest66 . Planning on switching my routine up a bit starting next week, adding powerlifting program aspects into the program I’m already running. I miss the strength aspect of the three big lifts and I am super excited to see how this works out!
Trying to figure out the next move. Pic by super talented @lindmaneva ♥️
2 771 hour ago
[Championne de France🏆]
🎥 Finals Recap ————————————————————
Je suis loin d’être imbattable, j’ai mes faiblesses, mes doutes ... mais à cet instant j’étais invincible !!! Et encore là tout de suite j’ai envie de crier ma joie, j’ai envie de soulever des montagnes. ————————————————————
I am far from being unbeatable, I have my fears and weaknesses ... but at this moment I was unstoppable !!! And still right now it make me want to shout out loud, to burst into laugher, to raise mountains. ————————————————————
Estoy lejo de ser imbatible, tengo mis dudas, mis puntos debiles ... pero en este momento era invencible !!! Y todavia ahorra mismo me da ganas de gritar mi alegría al mundo, quiero mover montañas. ———————————————————— @ffmontagne_escalade @verticalartclimbing @scarpafrance @blackdiamond @vibram
My current running look is apparently pink running tops and a bobble hat 🤪 I was massively overdressed for this, a quick lunchtime 2 miles, mostly trail (photo taken at the end on the non trail bit)! There’s also been more grimacing at the pull up bar and then 50 minutes of Yoga With Adriene this evening.
I really needed that yoga this evening for both my body and mind. The increase in climbing means my back is getting stronger (hence the success on the pull up bar) but it also feels tight! My hips were also a little tight today so it was good to get everything stretched out. I’ve been feeling a bit down on myself today for a variety of reasons so I needed a reminder to channel some love my own way. Adriene is always good for that!
I’ve recently joined a climbing gym and it’s been a fun time! I’ve also recently enrolled into real estate school for my license and sold one of my businesses. It’s been a busy couple weeks and I’ve decided to put a pause on my YouTube channel until I’ve get my real estate business in place and can close my other business that’s bringing in my full time income. I will, however, be posting here on Instagram so I can continue to motivate you all! 💕
Big fun alternative beta on this fun pink route! Sometimes it’s easier to reach with your feet than your hands. Just go with it. ☺️
10 2192 hours ago
my last trip to the red feels like forever ago 😣 i'm hoping my ankle will be able to tolerate a hike, and harder climbing, within the next few months so i can get back out there before it gets crazy hot. i doubt i'll do any lead climbing so i can avoid taking any risky falls. so here's to forever being a top rope warrior scaredy cat 🤣🤷
Reminder: learn and follow crag rules and regulations! •
Repost from @accessfund
• @katiejo.myers Takeover Day 2 // The Hobbit Roof, 5.10d, is one of my favorite trad lines in Joshua Tree. A tricky slab at the bottom leads to a ledge with a full standing rest, before you tackle a roof with some fantastic hand jams. Last year this climb was located a short distance from a Raptor closure area in the park. The closed areas were clearly designated on signs along the trails, however, over the course of the day my friends and I saw dozens of climbers stop to read the signs, and then continue right on past (many of them with dogs in tow). 🤷♀️My friends and I tried to chat with several of them, gently explaining that the area was closed to protect wildlife and mentioning that dogs weren't allowed outside of roads or campgrounds.
I know we all love climbing, and it can be frustrating to drive to the crag only to realize that your project or preferred climbing area is closed. But imagine how much more frustrating it would be if we lost access altogether? Unfortunately, that's the future we might be headed for. As a direct result of the high climber impact Joshua Tree National Park is reviewing it's Climbing Management Plan (CMP) for the first time in 20 years. (You can read more about the JTNP review at the link in @accessfund’s bio)
The CMP is the legal plan that determines how climber's can use the park. Currently Joshua Tree is widely accessible to us but if we'd like to keep that privilege, climbers need to demonstrate that our community has respect for the rules, regulations, and natural resources of the park. Before you head out to Joshua Tree—or any other climbing area for that matter—I'd like to challenge you to do some research and get familiar with the rules and regulations. And make sure you follow them!
As climbers, we should all aim to be good stewards for the environment, and good examples for others. Don't be the reason we lose access! To learn more about Joshua Tree and keep up to date with regulations and closures in the park, head on over to @joshuatreenps and give them a follow!
📍Serrano and Western Shoshone Territories
I excel at standing around at the crag nodding thoughtfully while people point at things
3 413 hours ago
It sure is hard to beat the views you get while climbing!
Thank you @melissaexploresitall for sharing this great pic!
Original Post: “@melissaexploresitall One of the best views I’ve had while out climbing 😍”.
1 213 hours ago
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This place has the best sunsets in the world. Sunset Ranch & Hueco Tanks...... @dirtbagfabio
2 223 hours ago
KEEP ON CLIMBING towards the weekend. If the midweek winter blues are getting to you, remind yourself you’re halfway there. Meet Philippa @philamina11 a climbing queen learnt a few things on the way to the top of an ascent!
“I started climbing indoors as a way to make friends after moving to the middle of nowhere. I didn’t expect it to end up taking me everywhere from drizzly sea cliffs to snowy alpine peaks!
Every aspect of climbing has been something new to fall in love with – being able to move through beautiful and remote mountains, managing to climb up a section of rock that previously felt impossible, and learning to trust myself when making decisions with huge consequences.
It has made me a better person in every way: more resilient, more understanding, and ultimately massively happier with life and with myself!” #adventurequeensuk#girlswhoclimb#girlswhoclimbrocks#climbing#climbinggirls#ukclimbers#getoutside#climbthis#outsideisfree#mountainqueens
0 323 hours ago
Spot the climber.... It's not just a sport, it's a chronic form of minor injuries
Są takie drogi, które są wyzwaniem nie tylko ze względu na cyferkę... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Dla @margarett.z to zdecydowanie są drogi w przewieszeniu (czyli te bardziej niż pionowe), dlatego jednym z celów wyjazdu do Leonidio, był Zeus. W końcu Grecja, to Grecja.
Podczas pierwszej próby na początku wyjazdu, wszystko wyglądało dość tragikomicznie - przyzwyczajona do krawądkowych płyt, nie mogła odnaleźć się w wśród tuf i otaczających je chwytów. Mimo wszystko, droga rokowała pozytywnie...
Kolejny raz na Zeusa, wróciliśmy ostatniego dnia (zero presji czasu... ZERO). Była walka! Gosia znalazła brakujący element - kneebara (czyli blokadę kolanem, kiedyś Wam to pokażemy ;), żeby się wyrestować przed cruxem i krawądkę przez którą może przestrzelić przy kluczowym dalekim sięgnięciu. Zagrało wszystko, co miało zagrać!
Wpis do kajetu: Zeus 7a RP i podwójna satysfakcja
Nordic Curl • Hamstring Strength • Posterior chain coordination.
Do you have strong hamstrings/glutes/lower back? Give this exercise a try! Post is and tag me!
This is maaaaybe an @athletictruthgroup level 1 of what a Nordic set should look like. I am so horrible at these. Basically my biggest weakness in my body right now.
I sustained a weird shoulder injury, unclear of what it is, so I am taking some time off from climbing and focusing on other things that I have been neglecting. Posterior chain and lower back work will be my project for a bit. I am also doing one arm finger strength from the ground, which is awesome. I'm grateful that I can still train my fingers.
Anyone try this exercise before? The full Nordic is abs to ground/bench and all the way back up with no assistance. Check out @athletictruthgroup page for proper Nordics.
A rare photo of me actually rock climbing 🧗♀️ had fun running up some easy slab to kick off my birthday week on Monday. Now it’s time to catch my flight to Nash to visit my best friend! @mylifeaslogan let the birthday shenanigans commence 🗣☄️
11 5214 hours ago
Such a good 3 days climbing in cuenca, and really happy to have flashed a couple of the classic 7bs and a 7b+ (especially not being your usual soft grades here). I wish we could stay longer, I think it’s been my favourite place to climb all trip. Although it certainly wasn’t george’s favourite! There is such a variety of climbing, super steep stuff, mega technical slabs, pockety crimpy walls. The bolting is a little spaced; and maybe why I found myself not falling off anything in that I tried a bit harder to avoid the whipper! Last month of the trip now, a quick last stop in chullia and then heading northward to siurana. Getting super psyched to get home to north wales and get back on the trad (which is what it’s all about really!). My first route I want to hopefully go and get the better of this time is void at Tremadog.
So excited to announce that I've joined the @lasportivana passion team! 🥳 I feel extremely grateful to be supported by a company that I've loved for years ❤
I've taken some time to reflect and let myself process all the things going on in my life right now. (Warning: this is gonna be mega 🧀) While I am still very confused about lots of things and frequently lost in my thoughts, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me in the last few years (in climbing and in just life) Lots of big things to come 👀😁
Throwback to crimping in the squamish forest last summer
53 1,76122 February, 2020
#tbt climbing in Moe’s Valley, Utah on the way to Joe’s Valley☺️
Who knows which climb is it? 📷 @charliepcarroll —————————————————
Souvenir de grimpe à Moe’s Valley en Utah sur le chemin pour aller à Joe’s Valley, l’autre Fontainebleau.
Je ne me souviens plus trop du nom du bloc mais je crois que c’était un 7C☺️ @arkose.climbing#bethbyarkose@crimpoilofficial
14 84110 hours ago
Flying my invisible kite with @james__cannon 🎈 I have a real obsession with LED boards at the moment...
32 3,54524 February, 2020
@kablackston crushing Fruit Loops (5.7+) at Rumbling Bald! Who else loves this classic climb??
‘Paper Dragon’ V10🐲
Clearly surprised myself with this one.😅 Psyched!
68 1,51025 February, 2020
WHATS UP FRIENDS I’m back from a long weekend in RED ROCK where I went CLIMBING on ROCKS
This weekend was a test of the new feets and how they’re holding up. Given that, I’d say it was a complete success and that the feet pass. At no point did it feel like my feet were the thing holding me back, which is the best thing I could’ve asked for. And that means we are BACK to trying hard again boys!
I sent two new V3s this weekend, one which I briefly tried before pre-surgery and the other completely new. I also led three 5.7s and a 5.9 and took my first ever practice falls which was a lil scary but to my own surprise I actually DIDNT shatter every bone in my body and die instantly😲
A lot of this weekend was pushing against fear. Bad fall zones, scary moves at uncomfortable heights, leading and falling, learning to clean and rappel. And I absolutely struggled a lot before I came through with any victories. Which I will talk about in another post in the near future.
Anyways I hope you all had a FANTASTIC weekend while I was gone, this week is prob gonna be all about climbing so to the people who followed me for the lifting content hang tight lol. I just really love climbing :-)
10 42119 February, 2020
Can't wait for the summer days and beachy waves
39 5,00122 February, 2020
A nice route after a long day at Cul Du Chien last year. You can't see it, but behind this route was a huge boulder that would have made an awkward landing if you popped off.
In previous trips i would have certainly bailed because I would have totally over-thought the landing, even though the route was straight forward. But like so many other routes on this trip,
I got on it and focused on the climbing; I didn't over think, I simply enjoyed a nice route to end a nice day climbing 💕
It's really had to put into words how you feel after an accident, and then going over the process of mental recovery, but friends... I'm so stoked. I keep thinking back to trips last year and feeling so excited for 2020s climbing goals! Also... Less than two weeks until America!! 🤩
Chalkbag: @made_by_scavenger .