My First Day on the Team

On Wednesday I joined the Bainbridge Island Rock Gym Competition Team. That’s a mouthful.

I’m so excited to be a part of the team and to push myself harder. Someday I hope to be able to climb a real rock climbing cliff where I will send myself to the top.

So far the hardest bouldering problem that I have done is a V2. I’m stuck at the V3 because my arms aren’t long enough. But I expect time will take care of that and in the meantime, I will be coachable and training my muscles as often as possible.

My team meets three times a week for 2 1/2 hours each practice. During the practice we do core workouts and strength workouts and project time. I hope to describe those in a later post.

To warm up we do mobility and two warmup runs by climbing around the exterior of the wall. It is still really hard for me, but it is getting easier, a little.

I really like my coach Joel, who knows a ton about Rock Climbing and is kind and helpful. He’s already given me some good drills to improve my climbing, like keeping my arms straight and doing frenzes.

My next rock climbing class is in 15 minutes so I better go!