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Dates in arvelie format

This log includes some stats on grade completion, lessons learned and a rough hour estimate.


01X12 - 1h. No class today, but went climbing anyway. Finished some overhangs but other than that not much.

01X10 - 2h. Covid got in the way, so last week I barely could climb, and I missed a couple classes. Looking forward to recovering though. I did some overhang and a couple new routes that proved slightly more challenging than I expected.

01X03 - 2h. Went to the climbing gym accompanying a friend. I completed an overhang easy route that I couldn’t before (yay!), tried a couple times another and tried to refine those that I hadn’t managed to finish in the last class.

01X02 - 1h (class). We focused on variations of the path we did at the end of the last class, plus some mild slab. Learned about footing and weight placement, basically.

01X00 - 3h. I went to Barcelona’s Kimera climbing gym! I wanted to do some rope training but I couldn’t. Luckily, there are dozens of boulder problems so I stayed there for hours. I stayed around the mid mark (4 out of 8 in increasing difficulty), with 3 (6a/5?) being a bit too easy for me. They had great tracks for absolute beginners though. I also enjoyed some of the joker tracks, where you have to set the difficulty yourself. I missed not going to Sharma or La Foixarda in the end, but the travel to Barcelona was quick. Anyway, I would recomend visiting.

01W11 - 1h (class). We worked on a slab path that was quite similar to another we did back in the day. The second one was a green/easy one, and subsequent adaptations.

01W09 - 1h (class). Mostly consolidation of footwork and dynamic routes. I completed the overhang dynamic one, which was nice, but not the footwork one. On the other hand I got the beta for a blue (mild difficulty) route.

01W04 - 1h (class). I learned a couple tips: always grip/clamp instead of working with an extended hand, underusing the force of the thumb. The thumb, when used, should be slightly arched to achieve tension. I also was shown a couple dynamic moves: they mostly involve having good feet, swinging to feel the center of gravity change towards the objective, adding momentum. Also: clamping has the advantage that you can easily catch good andholds and match more easily than just in extension.

01W03 - 2h. When to try some stuff out, but I was kind of sore already so I didn’t finish much.

01W02 - 1h (class). Can’t recall what we did.

01V11 - 1h (class).

01V10 - 2h. I did mostly overhang, trying some hip twisting to reach things that I would normally do dynamically through sheer force.

01V09 - 1h (class). Mostly worked in vertical, along with a slab one. Most of the challenges involved doing things as cleanly as possible, or thinking of feet sequences.