So,did I get fit enough in 5 days?

Final problem in which I couldn’t match the last holdPicture by Sytse van Slooten In my last blogpost I wrote about my motivation to get fit in 5 days for the first bouldering comp of the year. In the end I trained 3 days and definitely needed two restdays afterwards.I made some quick progression, but…

The Show Off 2013

So, I got invited for the Show Off 2013. The Show Off is a funny competition whereby three Dutchies climb against 2 top climbers. This year Juliane Wurm and Jan Hojer were the guests. The goal was to climb a (not too difficult) route in which you really have to show off everything you’ve got.…

3rd place National Bouldering Championship

Final boulder @ NK BoulderPhotographer: Paul Lahaye 24 hours in advance I got an email that I could participate at the Dutch Bouldering Championships if I wanted, because someone had unsubscribed. Of course I said yes! I had to start as first in the semi-finals. We had four boulder problems, 5 minutes each. Jérôme de…

BAZ 2013 – 3th place

Photo courtesy: Monique Stuut  Wow, wow, wow! I had a great time yesterday at the beach in Scheveningen. Thanks Iris for talking me into it! BAZ, Boulderen Aan Zee (bouldering at sea) was a sunny competition with a great atmosphere.Together with Rianne I climbed some qualification boulders during the day. I enjoyed the well-set problems…

Lead 3

© NKBV It’s been a while ago, but I competed at Lead 3. The competition was being held in the fairly new climbing gym in Amsterdam.I was less tensed than the other lead comp a couple of weeks before and managed to stay cool during the qualifiers. A bit too cool, if you ask me,…

Boulder 3

Yes! I’m bouldering again! Thursday I tried some problems and noticed I could jump off again….Conclusion: I could participate in the last bouldering comp of the season! Sweet!This comp was in Monk Amsterdam. My first time there and I was pleasantly surprised by the great atmosphere and fun walls. The best thing of the day…

Competition and Rocks!

Coming Saturday I’ll compete at the last Dutch bouldering competition of the season. I couldn’t attend the other two because of my injured knee, but during a climbing trip in St Léger I noticed that my knee is recovered well enough to give it a go! I haven’t been bouldering since I left the USA,…

SBS 8 Gladiator Finals

I still remember qualifying for the National Championships for the first time. When I came into the gym, I saw the strongest boulderers of The Netherlands drinking coffee with each other while waiting for the competition to start. I felt pretty uncomfortable, being a newbie at the competition scene with only one year climbing experience.…

26th at World Cup Bouldering in Vail

The Teva Mountain Games 2012 were awesome (despite the rain on day two and the replacement of the climbing wall out of downtown Vail)!! I enjoyed the weekend with my friends and some new people!My second World Cup was interesting! Where should I start… First of all, I’m happy with my 26th place out of  41. I…