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Mental Barriers, Breaks, and Breakthroughs - Jesse Warren

Mental Barriers, Breaks, and Breakthroughs - Jesse Warren
September 14, 2014 - 

We all experience barriers in our climbing. Certain grades, routes, or styles that we just can’t seem to get past. Going into the start of 2014, I felt like my climbing had been stagnating. I had a good 2013, but I didn’t feel like my climbing was progressing. I was fit, climbing well, but it felt like I had reached a barrier. Would I continue to get stronger? Improvement inevitably slows down and grinds to a halt, and it felt like I had reached this point. I began to settle into this mindset, frustrated but complacent with my lack...

Spring in Squamish and Summer in Seattle - Jesse Warren

Spring in Squamish and Summer in Seattle - Jesse Warren
November 09, 2013 - 

After a winter trip to Thailand, I returned to Squamish for the remainder of winter. I arrived back just in time for the January dry spell that seems to always occur here each year. It’s a shame that most people experience Squamish in the hot, slightly humid days of summer. It really is the only predictable time to visit, but they miss out on the small windows of stickiness that occur when temperatures hover around freezing during the winter. So much of Squamish’s friction dependent climbing is more enjoyable on these few, sticky and cold days. During this time...

 
 
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