Just back from a two day coaching trip to Belgian climbing area Fryer. Two years ago Tim Reuser (19 years) tried 2 hard routes in this very hard graded climbing area. Shingen, 8b+ and Namche Bazar 8b were too hard that time. We went back to explore the grade again. We had 1 full day and one morning to do both routes. As a coach it's my role to get the best out of a climber. In this particular case it came down to make sure Tim was able to focus 100% on the climbing of those routes. So...
One thing you definitely need in Adrespach are a pair of Moccasym shoes. They saved my live almost every day! THANK YOU FIVE TEN TO MAKE SUCH AMAZING SHOES.
"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for athletes to break." And more often I say to myself: "Who is the most flexible controls the system."
Visualization is a skill in my mission to climb better.I visualized my climbing career to come. Looking back, I was surprised on the outcome of my visualization one year ago. One hundred % of my goals were reached.
Spring usually signifies life, rebirth, flowers, etcetera. For me - it was death. Spring semester 2012 was complete mayhem. School is alright if you stay on top of things, but as soon as those things start to slip, it creates a landslide of work you are constantly battling to try and get to the top of. I'm normally on top of the hill, but after March madness, I was left scrambling to get back up all semester long.