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  • Seattle Bouldering Project

    This morning I went for a 45 minute run with a colleague from the old days at Expedia, Dave, and did slightly more than I’d expected. I drank too much coffee and not enough water afterwards, and that meant that although I had the chance for a nap this afternoon I couldn’t capitalise on it.…

  • Stone Gardens

    After a day of playing Blood Bowl (one draw, one loss) and viewing houses, I went to Stone Gardens for an evening climb.

  • Some unexpected competence

    I went to the climbing wall today, and we set to work on some new problems I’ve not tried before. They were all thematically similar – a few tricky holds to start with, without much in the way of places to put your feet, and then an awkward bit where you had to move yourself…

  • Getting to the top of it

    This afternoon I went to Boulder Movement to climb for an hour, feeling that I’ve not been getting enough exercise this week. I attempted a few easy routes, warming up, and then some more difficult ones. I seem to spend a lot of time watching other people, then attempting what they made look easy, and…

  • Chimera Climbing

    This morning I abandoned the kids and took the train out to High Brooms, to meet my friend at Chimera Climbing, her local climbing gym near Tunbridge Wells. This was the first time I’d climbed since my accident back on the 11th of November, so I had some trepidation. Would my body still work? Would…

  • Seattle Bouldering Project

    After work today I went down to the Seattle Bouldering Project, which resides in an old industrial space quite close to the stadiums in the south of the city. Seattle Bouldering Project is big, much like everything in the US. I’m not sure if that is in and of itself a good thing, but I…

  • Lots of climbing

    This morning I had three free hours to go bouldering with friends, while the kids played at home. (I hadn’t realised until my wife pointed out to me that our girls hardly ever have time to just play at home, because we’re always rushing them to swimming or the library or brunch. So that was…

  • Getting high in any way possible

    Today I went to the climbing wall at lunchtime with a colleague, and: scared myself climbing a 17-grade, where I ran out of options and ability half way up, but still made it to the top successfully coached her to the top of a fairly tricky problem in one corner and charged up an overhanging…

  • Seven Bays and seventeen year olds

    This morning I went to Seven Bays Bouldering, a climbing gym in Halifax on Gottingen Street, to climb with the teenage son of one of our friends from Dartmouth. Just like when I went to Dogpatch in San Francisco, the difficulty curve is super steep – there are a few almost derisorily easy routes, and…

  • Improvements

    I’ve been working with my personal trainer at the climbing wall for about three months now, so today we had a session where he assessed my fitness. This consisted mostly of painful things like hanging from a bar until I couldn’t hold on any more (around a minute, I think), or doing pull ups, or…