Often when one climbs indoors sending all of the taped routes and problems within our established range occurs quite frequently. Lacking motivation to continue projecting those few undone lines only a few options remain:
circuit those problems we have already done
look beyond the existing taped routes and make up new problems
Train Harder- informative site, this guy rips it and has climbed at VV!
Circuit- keep climbing the same problems over and over until they become easier and easier..
Add On- The walls at Vertical Ventures are littered with holds. The possibilities are nearly limitless. Solo or with a group of friends start climbing and play ‘add on’. Simply start on a set of holds and climb a move. Then the next climber starts in the same place and climbs through said move and adds their ‘own’ move. Be creative and make up fun and interesting movement to try and stump your friends. This is a great way to push yourself and others to improve and challenge one another with moves we might not normally try.
Link Ups- Adding a sit start to an existing problem or linking several problems together is another good way to improve. Sometimes when adding even just a few moves into an existing problem it can make it that extra little bit harder. This is another great way to push our limits and try and break out of our current plateau.
As always be safe and know your limits. Also, be mindful of other climbers:
please don’t try your 8+ route link up if several people are climbing on any of the same climbs.
If you don’t know then ask if anyone is about to climb. Enjoy.
yellow – sit down start to tan, v8ish?
green – flip that pinch, v7ish?
red – sds to green, v8ish?
green (with teal foot) – original sds to yellow mustache, v7ish?
green (only) – sds to mustache w/out using highlighted teal foot, v8ish?
all grades should be taken w/a grain of salt..