So I've been psyched for trying to get better recently because i came to the conclusion I could only climb cracks and slabs. Infact I was actually disappointingly surprised that I couldn't even climb slabs this week either, after failing on a load. Anyway over the last few sessions i've sacked the cracks and slabs off and have been going to Raventor.
I've never been down there on so many consecutive sessions (4 to be precise), and if i have been down there i've certainly never climbed in the central part, where the big boys cook, i've always slinked off to the out skirts, to let my crimp uncurl unnoticed. Recently though I just bit the bullet and started to try Mecca. Its more like a boulder problem at The Works as generally there is a queue to get on it, but thats fine it gave me chance to meet some new people and watch to learn all the different sequences on it.
I was pleased at how well it was going in just a few short sessions. Yesterday, on my 4th session on the route, I managed to do it some how. For somone who has only used the back of their hand to climb things for the last two years and can't even do 1,4,7 on the big juggy rungs at the Climbing Works I was pretty psyched.
Contributed by: Pete Whittaker