Jun 4, 2012
Jason from the Northern Territory, Australia. I have been climbing now for a little over 12 months. Can lead around 5.10d sport and only just getting started in trad so climbing up to 5.6.
What i'm really looking for is what I should be looking at doing to improve in all areas. I hurt my shoulder last year from over training/should impingement so i'm worried about over-training. I have concentrated lately more on training core and antagonist muscles.
I tend to outdoors every weekend and up to twice a week in a local gym. But the gym is really poor so I tend not to enjoy myself there. Should I build myself a bouldering wall? I have read a fair bit about climbers that climb the grades too quickly injuring ligaments especially in their fingers, so thats what puts me off building one.
My real aim is to build my trad confidence so I can visit the USA and Canada next year and climb some of your amazing routes in places such as Squamish, Tahoe, red rocks, J-Tree.
So what would you suggest to build the climber inside of me?