January was mainly about training and trying to climb in nipply conditions. Significant attempt one was to the Skadoosh boulder :
Too cold to put shoes on, but ok to put shoes in cracks.
I then spent a while formulating beta and science to gain success. This will be when it's warmer, and I'm much stronger. Continuing the science bit, I built a replica section on the Beacon training wooden, and put some wads on it. The ones who failed to get the move, will get to work it with me...
Other training news it I'm embracing modern training methods like repeaters for the first time. Smallest rung of the Beastmaker 2000, 6 seconds on, 4 seconds off for a minute, two minutes rest, repeat another 4 times then off to pilates...
So far so good.
One trip to Marchlyn, and the patio is finished. All existing problems have a bo landing. Seamus low start still evades me but here is my best effort :
Once I can make this move, I can send the project. This gap in wrong conditions happened to be the day after pilates so my core was tired. This makes me doubly hopeful it will go soon. Once the wrong conditions stop again.
Heat packs are useful but I'm not cut out for polar bouldering, may invent a thermos hot water bottle combo.