Our next #Autism access day is coming up July 22nd in partnership with @marymeadactnsw. On these days both of our gyms open an hour early for families with autistic children to enjoy climbing in the peace and quiet.
The staff on hand will be specially trained and available to show you the ropes. We offer a reduced price of $12 for the children and any siblings who also want to come — this includes entry and harness rental.
Please note this event is not open to the general public, and is available to autistic children and their families only.
Please read more about our access days on our website. The link is in our bio. #austismawareness
After @austin_siadak @miroak and I finished our first ascent of a 1400m previously unclimbed wall in the Coast Mountains, I was tired. Exhausted. More than most other climbs have ever left me.
Climbing usually leaves me feeling refreshed. But writing... not just writing, but relying on writing for every dollar I make... the fear of failure, strain of financial insecurity, stress about future potential... being a writer makes me feel this exhausted on a weekly basis. Sometimes multiple times a week.
I’ve never cared much for projecting routes, because onsighting is just so much fun. But I guess I get my fill of ruthlessly proj’ing elsewhere in life. Writing As Above, So Below took three years of sustained effort. And now, selling and distributing the book is a whole other job in and of itself- one that is equally scary, and challenging.
I’m not complaining! I’m so fortunate to have the opportunity to invest in my passions and follow my dreams. But it’s not all fun all the time, and it’s certainly not easy. And as much as I hate to do it, one thing I am finding over and over again is that I can’t do this on my own. I have to ask for help.
So many people have helped me along the way. I certainly don’t deserve anything more than all that I’ve already gotten! But... if you have read As Above, So Below... if it moved you... if you thought it was powerful or meaningful... then I’d like to ask you for your help. ⛰
It’s not a big ask. Just let people know what you thought. Share the book on social media. Instagram seems to be the most helpful medium. Be honest, be genuine, have fun with it. If it feels like a chore, do it some other time when you’re feeling inspired. Just a few sentences can have a huge impact. Take a shot of a passage you liked, write a couple sentences about questions it made you consider... whatever. Just do you, be honest and real. That’s all that I ask!
Thank you all again so so so much for al your help, and belief in this project. Wishing all of you all the best in your own endeavors, whatever that may be! 📷 @austin_siadak ⛰
Have you been keen to go #rockclimbing but don't yet have a climbing partner? No worries! A good Samaritan has created a @meetup group for climbing at our gyms! Thank you Bryce for arranging this - we're glad to hear the first meet up in Mitchell was a success!
Want to join the group? Follow the link in our bio 😊 #climbCIRC 📸Photo by @smiggleoid 📸
[THE BEST OF DIRECT]
Sometimes it happens and you find a line, boulder problem or route that feels impossible to climb but has this drawing power that keeps you trying and trying.
At first it's just a jokey image, how funny and absurd it would be to climb that line. And then...time passes and sometimes it happens that the moves are starting to feel possible, step by step, unraveling every single move till suddenly it becomes all so close.
Having a real project is a great feeling, a rollercoaster ride between resignation and high motivation. The boulder "The Best of Direct" in beautiful Sneznik had this special meaning to @jurosch and @stella.on.the.moon .
Of course when it comes to the grading question one could say that it's "only" 7a, so where's the big matter. The matter is that grades don't matter. It's the finding that when we challenge ourselves, we discover that we are capable of doing more than we realized we could do, it's the slowly but surely process, the game of mental ups and downs - and the realisation that there is no morpho, no "too powerful", no "too many moves" or whatever complaint you might find.
So here we are now, finally able to say: We did it ;-) Let's underline the word "we" because that's the best part of it - climbing your project together with a close friend. And look at the different solutions we found. 😜 Loving it! And now ready for the next action 😋 💞 #finishyourmove
Had a great time lead climbing with Alex at @canberraindoorrockclimbing today! He made it pretty far on the roof... but I did get all the clips set up for him 😜 Thanks so much @armandocorvini for teaching us and getting us certified. #ClimbCIRC
Awesome way to finish June's climbing project by hitting the walls & tables @climbfit_sydney 😉
Yes, we love to train, get stronger and improve the way we move but all that is usless if we don't go out and find a way to challenge, have fun & express ourselves 😍
What we learned from this months project?
Contrary to what many of us believed, climbing requires much more than upper-body strength! Good climb will often heavily rely on a long list of physical factors, including intricate footwork, lower body strength and all around mobility.
The movement in climbing up a route/course often demands body awareness and problem-solving – this is what I love about climbing! More often than not, the way to the top is not as direct as you might assume, and it takes focus to work through which holds to grab and where exactly to place your foot before shifting your body weight.
Can't wait to get out more often and climb 😉
Learn. Play. Grow.
Have you tried the new sets to the left of the register at Hume? Here's our setter and Gecko Squad coach @margot_marmot demonstrating the beta for the orange mod/hard climb.
As we progress on repainting the South Rocks gym, all of our old climbs will be taken down and replaced with new sets. So make sure you finish your projects! #ClimbCIRC 🎥Video by @faith_meckley 🎥
🎶Music by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com 🎶
CTT Athlete @lonniekkauk at home in Yosemite, California.
Go check out the valley climbing circuit. You’ll see him there, sending his latest projects.
Lonnie is featured in three different CTT Instructional Video series on our website: Bouldering, Climbing Movement, and Sport Climbing.
Christian Pondella Photography Week, Day 6.
Hace tiempo que no proyecto una ruta. Me había olvidado de todas las emociones y sensaciones que se generan durante el proceso: curiosidad, dudas, ilusión, frustración, esperanza, aceptación, alegría, motivación, obsesión... 🎢
LOOK 👏 HOW 👏 SCHMICK 👏 HUME'S 👏 BOULDERING 👏 CAVE 👏 IS 👏 The paint is dry, the new sets are up, and the cave is open once more! We hope to see you in soon trying out the new routes. ➡️ Swipe ➡️ to the right to see before and after photos. A special thanks to @bitter.lettuce and @rod.horan for the amazing work on the paint job and to our setters for the fun new climbs.
📸Photos by @ri_ri_mega 📸
We continue to explore this months Climbing project
Tonight we practice upperbody push/pull along with hand/feet matching principle 😍
Shoulder, wrist & ankle prep followed by hanging, swinging, coordination and strength work
Learn. Play. Grow.
Can't wait to be done with all my school projects and get back to climbing projects 🤓 Just two more weeks! 📷: @diegorosman
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