Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.... Anxiety. We’ve all had to deal with it, we’ve all felt it, but none of us seem comfortable talking about it. We don’t want others to know that we’re experiencing it or that it was part of what caused us to fall, miss a hold, second guess the movement.
After spending some time visiting family, I returned to Colorado just in time for the Heart & Soul competition at the Denver Bouldering Club. This was a local comp that drew a strong crowd. The boulder problems were all very fun, the finals round was challenging and entertaining, and the proceeds from the event were donated to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. I placed 3rd and had the pleasure of climbing with many strong women, including Alex Puccio (1st), Kasia Pietras (2nd) and Nina Williams (4th), and Emily Ziffer (5th), to name a few. ...
So as I mentioned a while ago, after I went to the Midnight Burn, I had two more comps in November, with nothing after that until regionals. Both comps were very local, with one being at The Gravity Vault, which is 10 minutes from my house, and the next one at New Jersey Rock Gym, which is only about a 40 minute drive. A few weeks later, I drove down to Valley Township in PA for regionals.
Last week was the time when three final editions of the 2013 World Cup in Speed climbing took place in Asia. The competitor supported by TOP30, Entre Prises, Five Ten, Azoty Group & Elzat, Edyta Ropek, in spite of a serious knee injury, finished this year's competitions as one of the first ten of the world's best speed climbers!
Satisfied with her performance in the third edition of the World Cup in speed climbing, a competitor supported by Five Ten, TOP30, Entre-Prises, Grupa Azoty and Elzat, Edyta Ropek has just come back to Poland. The inhabitant of Tarnów has returned to the World Cup competition after a break caused by a very serious knee injury. In spite of missing one edition Edyta Ropek takes the 9th place in the World Cup 2013 classification as yet.
Edyta Ropek, athlete supported by Five Ten, will take part in prestigious World Games competitions, which will take place in late July and early August in Cali, Colombia. Champion of speed climbing is awarded a qualification from the International Federation of Sport Climbing.