This June I rediscovered my psych for competition climbing, started training hard in the gym, and even made it outside a number of times. I've got big plans to sport climb, compete, and boulder with the rest of my summer.
Ryan Olson - A look back on June and summer plans
The psych is high and life is good! At the beginning of this month, I (along with a number of other Five Ten athletes who post on this blog) competed at the World Cup in Vail. It was an excellent event and really rekindled my love of competition climbing. I missed making the semi-final by one fall, but I was happy to get a personal best result at a world cup. I'm hoping to do more comps next year, and I think I may end up in Europe for some world cups next summer.
Since the comp, I've been spending a lot of time training in the gym and have been climbing outside a bit too. I currently have my sights set on Dinosaur Highway 5.14a at a limestone area called Horne Lake. My endurance is coming along slowly, and I'm hoping to top this excellent route sometime in July.
I just bought a ticket to Salt Lake City for the summer trade show in the beginning of August where I plan to do the competition. Despite coming close a number of times, I have never made finals at this event, so I am hopeful that this will be my year. Regardless, I am looking forward to some time in Colorado after the event to climb outside and catch up with friends.
I hope everyone is having an excellent and strong summer!