Gym bouldering

Went to the gym to do some plastic bouldering again today.

I really wish it felt more like climbing on rock. But it doesn’t feel like that at all. It feels like lifting weights. Which is fine. It just doesn’t lift me.

But it was a good session. I managed to polish off 2 more blue problems, and that was very satisfying. The second one I really had to work for, and that was a lot of fun. It is really strange how a hold goes from something I slip right off on the first couple of tries, to something I can actually pull a move on after a few tries. It felt so good to be able to pull the final move off this sloper I had slipped off so many times. I find I enjoy this process very much. I hardly ever do it on routes, don’t know why, but I don’t. But on bouldering problems, it really works like a charm a lot of the time. I even tried one move probably 30-40 times without sticking it. But I got really close in the end. Next time I’ll have it.

So in the end, I was smiling when I left. I enjoy doing the blue problems. They are more fun than the green ones. But there are still green ones that are beyond me. So still work to do in the green zone, I guess. Maybe it is not quite like lifting weights. But certainly not like rock. And better with company than alone.

Feeling progress is fun. When all the hard work pays off by being able to climb something a little bit harder than before. That’s what it is all about. Maybe there will be a yellow problem wrapped up for christmas? With a nice bow? I hope so.


12 Responses to “Gym bouldering”

  1. 1 Nigel September 26, 2010 at 09:00

    It was a gorgeous day today, and I managed some good bouldering this morning by taking a little blowtorch out to dry a few holds. Determination makes it possible!

  2. 2 Paul September 26, 2010 at 12:39

    I must say!

    That is determination. Not really at that level myself. Too easy to just run inside… 😉

  3. 3 oa October 4, 2010 at 22:29

    How are you doing with those blue problems?

    Font is good, to say the least. I’ve mangaed to stay focused on the easy problems, so the body has responded well. The weather has been ok, and seems to get better by the day. Almost to good actually, 27 degrees yesterday felt a bit too much 😉

  4. 4 Nigel October 16, 2010 at 07:24

    Update time. 🙂

  5. 6 Anonym Astmatiker October 19, 2010 at 09:39

    Yeah. I am also looking forward to your next blog update Wolverine.

  6. 7 Nigel October 29, 2010 at 04:25


    Where is Paul, and what is he doing?

    Blogs make it easier to stalk you… Don’t make me get up!

  7. 8 X-mas poo November 1, 2010 at 14:59

    Lots of people enjoy this blog. I hope you are busy working a 5.12 🙂

  8. 9 Fjellgeit November 4, 2010 at 22:47

    Gi hvertfall et livstegn fra deg Paul, vi begynner å bli bekymret!

  9. 10 Jay November 7, 2010 at 11:23

    Tja…bloggen er vel moderert, er den ikke? Så han er vel på plass for å godkjenne kommentarer. Tipper han koser i Ceuse.

  10. 11 joh November 17, 2010 at 15:38

    stille før stormen?

  11. 12 Paul November 18, 2010 at 15:13

    Thanks for the comments and the concern. Appreciated. Update done. Sadly no 5.12’s involved tho…

    It feels like an equal challenge all the same…

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