hi Natalie, i just want to start out by saying that i found you only a few months ago. its funny actually, i saw a youtube video of you climbing, subscribed, and then was looking at climbing pics on tumblr and came across you again. you have become an inspiration to me. I have been climbing for a little over a year now and ive only been competing for about 6 months... i am about a v4 climber but i have a confidence issue. whats the best way to stay happy and not frustrated on your projects?
Hey! Thats awesome, just dont stress about accelerating or grade chasing. I have to admit i have my moments of frustration too. Dont dedicate 100% your time to finishing a project, take time to go back to lower grade climbs and enjoy the style and flow of them. For lower graded problems appreciate the movement by fluidly moving through each movement. It helps train you too for technique because you are in full control and not using flailing momentum to get to the next hold.
All climbers have a stagnant stage of climbing where you can get less psyched. Breaks are not bad, it gives your body a break. When you get that psyche back, dedicate that motivation to send your project or climb more problems.
If you climb in the gym a lot, get outdoors. It def provides a rejuvenation session from all that indoor climbing. Don’t isolate yourself with you and your project, be social and feed off of other people’s energy.
I've only started climbing and I love it! You've really inspired me so much so just from watching your latest video I wanna go climb right now! Please keep posting, I really do enjoy everything you put up!
awesome! im glad your psyched, always really happy to share my climbing endeavors. Especially get the climbing hype for all females out there!