Boulder 3: lessons learned

Picture:Brigitte Wieles Almost fully recovered from my right shoulder injury (partially torn AC ligament), I was happy to participate at the third qualification round for the Dutch Championships. The competition took place at a new boulder gym in Rotterdam called Bolder. My first impression: super impressive! One massive boulder block in the middle with some…

Sterker | competition time

Short story Goal 30 boulders  More than 115 people  Started 30 minutes late First 2 boulders flash  Third boulder topped in 3th try + partially torn AC ligament right shoulder Topped 16 boulders Failed on 4 boulders  Didn’t even try 10 others  Ended up 3rd  Weeks of rest because of injury, probably more than 2…

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…

Motivation to get fit again!

How fit can I get in one week? Last week I noticed that the first bouldering competition of this year will take place 23th of January in Sterk, a gym very close to where I live… Because I haven’t been climbing much for the past 3 months, I’m probably not fit enough to participate. But,…