This lady. I didn’t know her all that well, but the impact she had on me is immeasurable. I built my first gear anchor and led my first multi pitch with her on the other end of the rope. I had never been to Tuolumne before, and now I can’t stop going back. Her stoke was infectious. Today was a busy day without much opportunity for reflection, but I think back fondly on this particular moment.
Ettringen. The Basalt maze in Germany. I remember fighting in this route years ago. A few people I know fell (and made a grounder) so I was quite scared to step into the route.
Apparently I improved and climbed it in one big flow 😃
That feeling is what I love of the sports: the feeling where all movements perfectly fit together ❤️
Later I decided to start on the route a few lines to the left...so far that didn't feel like a perfect flow 😅
Picture by @martijnvb95 < welcome to the trad-club Martijn!
Having family come to visit means we are being all fancy-like this week and staying in an Air BnB. And this happens to be the view from the living room. For the non-climbers among you, we present 'The Chief' - climber's Heaven (We are also now taking applications for photographers who want to take photos of us trying to look awesome - we pay in beer 😉)
Being in a house also means a full kitchen and getting our 'Canadian' on with breakfasts of pancakes with eggs, bacon and maple syrup, and dinners of perogies with sour cream and fried onion, bacon and mushrooms. YUM! .
What is your balance like..? Proprioception training in our weekly Climb Fit class at @blochauscbr - come and join in! Just contact the staff at the counter at BlocHaus and book a spot now!
Or if you need help with other aspects of your climbing we have a whole swag of different weekly classes, and 1on1 coaching and assessment options. Hit us up and see how we can help today!
Monday 7pm - Boulder Better
Wednesday 6pm - Climb Fit
Thursday 6pm - Hang Strong
Friday 6pm - Boulder Beginner .
See you at the Haus!
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Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. We are often like rivers: careless and forceful, timid and dangerous, lucid and muddied, eddying, gleaming, still.
Lovers, farmers and artists have one thing in common, at least - a fear of “dry spells”, dormant periods in which we do no blooming, internal droughts only the waters of imagination and psychic release can civilize.
But a good irrigator knows this: too little water brings on the weeds while too much degrades the soil, the way too much money can trivialize a persons initiative.
In his journal, Thoreau wrote, “A life should be as fresh as a river. It should be the same channel but a new water every instant.”
- Gretel Ehrlich
Ready to get on a few more rocks this Fall. Quickly, before it’s time to get on some snow! It’s been a pretty adventurous year for us with more to come. From Mt Shasta to Kings Canyon, Tahoe to the Eastside, Yosemite and back again! And, somehow we’re still saving room for Joshua Tree and Red Rocks before December. Even though I was born and raised in California, it never ceases to amaze me. Feeling lucky to call it home these days.