Got my first 3 star V4 at Leavenworth!!
Didn't ever think I would be able to finish it when I touched it last month and also because Yusuke said it was a hard one after he got it.
The most exciting part of this climb was that I found my way to the slopey gaston myself, but got stuck with a good left foot hold, and with Scott's advice, I made up a different move to get to his high foot hold and after that was so easy!!
I also tried Feel the Pinch V4*** and Fridge Center V4***, but need more training to finish those.... coming back to get you guys!!!
Oct 15, 2013
This year, Portland Boulder Rally added a Master class for +35 years old, so I decided to participate in this class. However, it came out that there were only 3 participants, which means that however I do, I will get a prize anyway. BUT it wasn't the prize that I really wanted. I needed the highest points to see how I would have competed in the other classes.
Because there was a Youth class too, the problems were super good even for my size. Every problem had a way to do it.
Even though I was 150 points away from 1st place, it looks like I was something around 5th place in Intermediate. I did miss a high score problem that I wanted to get on, and actually finished it in 2 tries on the next day, but even with that problem(+100 points), I could never beat the winner. I had a chance to talk to her and found out that she was not only older than me but started climbing at an older age than me. I thought I was the only one(except my younger brother) who would start rock climbing at this age!
Overall, I was well prepared; starting hot yoga and training at the gym, and was able to give my best shot in all my climbs, so I am very satisfied and also even more motivated to climb now!
Portland Boulder Rally はユースが５クラス、Recreational(ビギナー)、Intermediate、Advanced、Open そして Master というクラス分けで、早朝にユース、午前中がMaster とOpenとIntermediateの半分、午後がRecreationalとAdvancedと残りのIntermediate が競うので、我々はOpenに出ているプロ達と一緒でしたw そうそう！プロは日本でも名の知れている方々がずらーっと！Angie PayneやPaul RobinsonやAlex Puccioや、総勢23名！