Overall, 2013 was a very successful year for my climbing. Throughout the year, there were many ups and downs, but I continued to pursue my goals. There were several highlights which stood out to me more than others, including my favorite sends, ABS youth nationals, and my speedy recovery from my injury.
I enjoyed topping out many different boulders during the past year. My two favorite sends were Centaur_V12 and Worm Turns_V11. These two climbs stood out to me the most. I spent a lot of time attempting to climb Centaur. This line is the most difficult problem which I sent this year. This problem is very long, and it climbs on small holds. This problem was my anti-style. Worm Turns, on the other hand, was my style. It was very short and powerful. If you get the chance to climb on either one of these climbs, I would suggest it!
ABS Youth Nationals was also a highlight from my year. I ended up placing 2nd at the national competition. It wasn’t easy becoming strong enough to do this. I spent a lot of time training for that competition. All the hard work payed off during finals at ABS Youth Nationals. That competition was also a highlight of my year.
Earlier in the year, I was unfortunate enough to get a hernia. This was devastating for me. For almost three months, I couldn’t train, run, climb, or do anything which was physically demanding. I felt like I was going crazy during this time period. Thankfully, my surgery went well. Only eight weeks after my surgery, I have already started climbing V11 again. Although I am not fully recovered, I am recovering at a rapid rate.
This past year has been one of my most successful years. I have enjoyed all the time which I spend climbing. I completed many projects, as well as many goals.