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#175 Re: Aims for 2012
January 02, 2013, 04:23:56 pm
Simply, my project. More broadly, try to realise potential with a job that can afford me the money and time to do this.

Though it's occupied my mind daily, it's been a tough year with various things going on in the background. During a glimpse of opportunity, I incurred a bad back injury that took several months to go.

Thankfully, the second part of the bigger picture has been a tick and working around the corner from work and a brilliant wall has paved the way for getting serious. Very confident that the next few months will bring a good window of opportunity.

Best wishes to you all with your respective goals.

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#177 Re: Aims for 2012
January 02, 2013, 10:28:20 pm
Grades-wise the same as last year: Trad E2, Sport 7a, Boulder 7a. I reckon I have a very good chance of meeting or even exceeding the trad and sport ones and bouldering should be feasible too if I put the effort in.

Did one sport 7a and worked many others and quite a few 7a+s too. Onsighted 6c+ in the Red which hopefully bodes well for 2013.

I didn't even try an E2 and haven't been trad climbing since September. Poor show really: just didn't push myself on trad.   :wank:

I was dead set to do a 7A on grit this winter but have ended up climbing outside a pathetic 4 times since returning from the US in October. Hopefully the weather will one day improve and I'll get my projects done. On the plus side I did a number of 6C+s on lime in the summer and didn't feel far off 7A. My PB in 2011 was 6B+ so this is good improvement!  ;D

Find less punterish, more psyched, more reliable partners.

Climbed with loads more people this year, all of whom fit at least one of these categories.

Move to Sheffield or other location with similar proximity of rock and population of climbers. Unlikely considering the current job market and the fact I have a good job right where I live now but would be ace and make the above aims easy.

Still living "a stone's throw from the Peak" though, but it feels like a long way this time of year when conditions are variable (to say the least)...
 
Stretch every day and keep a training diary in order to maintain recent levels of training psyche without injury.

Maintained these for 80% of the year and felt the benefits big time, but then both slipped by the wayside and I felt the lack of benefits just as much! Back on them now.

At least one foreign trip and as many domestic ones as possible.

Would have liked to do a few more domestic ones but went to my dream international destination so pleased with progress this.

Despite what my grade target progress looks like, I really feel like 2012 was a good year for my climbing.

Bloody hell Cheque - if you're ticking Font 6c+ on lime then a Font 7a on grit is a formality surely?

Can think of a few suitable Peak classics from my past ticklist that would fit the bill...drop me a PM if you want me to send you a few candidates!



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#178 Re: Aims for 2012
January 03, 2013, 08:47:31 am
First the holidays have already been planned-

1. Week in peak end of May
2. Week in Font end of July (plus all the other weekend trips)
3. 1 month in Turkey should get a fair bit of time in Bafa Golu (if anyone has any info and it hasn't been bought by developers).

Continue exploring new places in Font (more of Coquibus, gorge de Houx....)

Get a few more 6As in the forest (meilleur des mondes - Bois Rond is one on the list) and try not to get shut down on so many 4C-5C problems.

6B indoors.

Mostly just stay uninjured (ish).

7A by 50.

I don't want to complain about the weather and it was nice enough to stop raining for my summer holidays but in terms of outdoor climbing it's been a bit of a disaster.

First no car and then back injury meant I missed the best of the early spring weather then it rained.....I usually manage a couple of camping trips to the forest but this year every booking was cancelled.

Nice week in the Peak, but more of a family thing.
Turkey trip cancelled because of promised new any day now flat not happening (French bureaucracy) but did get a month in the forest with a side trip to Targassonne instead.

Visited a few new places (Mont d'olivet, troglodyte...)

Didn't try anything hard outside and mostly tried to not get more injured, did some unvisited circuits (yellows/ oranges). Got shut down on lots of 4C-5C stuff as usual.

6B indoors done.

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#179 Re: Aims for 2012
January 03, 2013, 11:39:15 am

1. Onsight a proper (ie not grit) E2 nope
2. Onisght a grit (or any) E3    Flashed a few on the grit, might give myself a dubious onsight for one...
3. Ground up E4 only flash
3.5 headpoint summat hard - E6? nope
4. Boulder lots more 7B's and some 7B+ 5 more assorted
5. Get a couple more 7C's done Got another one done!-and in a half hour session  - and cherry falls r.h. is 8A on ukc... shame its not true
6. Climb outside more, in all weathers sometimes
7. Go to some propper (ie multipitch) cliffs went to gogarth and tremadog, and dolomites other than that poor
8. Get some good snowy stuff done in the alps and some decent water ice - tho maybe the year after... Flights booked for canadian ice season - no winter touched in 2012 tho
9. Get a 2.1/1st
10. Just climb shit loads did well untill i got a job
11. Do some 'orrible aid/trad combos fail
12. Develop local crags that no one can ever be arsed with. lack of time=lack of keen for this one
13. Climb inside less!  probably
14. Be around more for will and not in london The reason to go to london moved to leeds :great: so i have been around for will
« Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 11:58:07 am by dunnyg »

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#180 Re: Aims for 2012
January 04, 2013, 12:02:06 pm
Bloody hell Cheque - if you're ticking Font 6c+ on lime then a Font 7a on grit is a formality surely?

Can think of a few suitable Peak classics from my past ticklist that would fit the bill...drop me a PM if you want me to send you a few candidates!

Cheers Tommy, that the kind of encouragement that normally leads me to go straight out and do something. PM on its way!

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#181 Re: Aims for 2012
January 04, 2013, 12:44:22 pm
14. Be around more for will and not in london The reason to go to london moved to leeds :great: so i have been around for will

Where are you on Sunday then? QUITTER!

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#182 Re: Aims for 2012
January 09, 2013, 02:43:26 pm
Get a first. (or at least a good 2.1) missed first by one mark
onsight 7b+/c nope
do some uk 8as not tried any
Chimes of Freedom not tried
more 7Cs, on lime and grit nope
hopefully 7C+ nope
Old-school road trip to Buoux, Verdon & Ceuse in summer/autumn. nope
Do some exciting multipitches.yes!
Do some hardish-but-safe trad without groundfall potential.Does big walling count? Didn't feel very safe but definitely not much groundfall potential
Do some daft link up projects in Cheddar.no

Try harder than last year not to get injured - no training when sleep-deprived, no dangerous routes. spent 6 months rehabbing an A2

What a total failure!  :spank:

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#183 Re: Aims for 2012
January 09, 2013, 03:06:10 pm
To be fair your successes far outwiegh your fails.

You should have had

"Visit a foreign country where no-one ever goes, climb the most amazing looking rock ever, repeat a nails route and do an amazing FA"

and nothing else for the year.

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#184 Re: Aims for 2012
January 09, 2013, 03:25:54 pm
To be fair your successes far outwiegh your fails.

 :agree:

And despite saying never again you want to go back  :bow:

 

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