14 days ago
First-ever comp was a success! I had an awesome time getting to meet and climb with some fantastic humans at the @earthtreksrockville Adaptive Bouldering Competition. It was so fun to finally try hard on boulder problems, with the added security of a top-rope (I can’t safely ground fall so this was the first time I’ve gotten to boulder at my max)! My favorite part was watching everyone else climb, there were so many different and cool solutions to the same problems. The setters and event organizers did a fantastic job! I was pretty stoked to take home a new Black Diamond crash pad as a prize too! 😁
My biggest lessons for the next comp (nationals): make time between burns to watch other climbers and cheer your teammates on; bring a brace for EVERY joint, just in case (I had a fun patella dislocation halfway through on my “good” knee, had to switch my brace to the other leg!); and don’t be too intimidated looking at all the routes, just go for it and have fun!
Thanks so much to @adaptclimbgroup, my awesome teammates Emily, Leo, Michelle, Kareemah, Matthew, Giovanna and Steve, and our team sponsors @adidasterrex @blackdiamond_climb and @evolv_worldwide! at Earth Treks Rockville