|Suzanna tests out some newly learned fist jams on Burglass, 5.6.|
I guess it has been 5 years now that I have run this course and it is still one of my favourites. There is something empowering about climbing with strong and motivated women and motivation was high with a great group of ladies that came to join me at Metcalfe Rock.
|Laura keeps her cool on Its not everday 5.10b|
These women were so encouraging, psyched and willing to learn. They all came into the course with different levels of experience and a wide range of goals and it was a great challenge for me to work with them all to improve as climbers. I set up a full day of demonstrations, lessons and plenty of practice on the rocks. It was cool to watch them learn and grow so much in one day.
|Inspiration and motivation comes in many forms. Thes ladies inspired me and eachother to continue to learn and push themselves on the rocks.|
At the end of the day, everyone had some sort of breakthrough or success on the rocks. Each and every person came home with some new tricks, things to work on and a handful of nice swag from Blurr clothing and Joshua Tree Products. Thanks so much to both of thes companies for supporting this event for the past 5 years!!
|Sonya goes for a lap on a lovely 5.8|
Most importantly though, thank you to these beautiful women for joining me for this fun day on the rocks. Your energy and psyche charged me to step up and try something that I'm not very good at too. The day after the course I got on a wide, overhanging crack called Dynamic Duo. Although it was quite painful and a quick and hard lesson, I came out with new tricks!
|Kristine and Cindi and just so happy to move on stone :)|
It is easy to get into a habit of climbing within your comfort zone, it makes you and your ego feel strong and comfortable. But when you stop challenging yourself to try new things, push your weaknesses and face your fears, you will plateau as a climber. Keep the progress going! Challenge yourself to continue learning and most improtantly keep a positive outlook throughout the entire process.
|Meagan demonstrates beautiful footwork on a 5.8 slab at Metcalfe Rock|
“Climbing is a lifelong learning process, embrace every moment of it! Keep learning from others, be confident in your strengths, work on your weaknesses, visualize success, push your limits and expand your comfort zone. Enjoy the ride!”