I know that sometimes my posts seem redundant, I always seem to talk over the same subject(s). But about a year ago I was diagnosed epileptic and that put my climbing to a screeching halt. I wasn’t able to drive, I wasn’t able to belay, I wasn’t able to even climb any higher than five feet. I lost basically all my grip strength and upper body. And if you don’t use it you lose it.
As of lately I have been doing my best to hit the walls and well crash pads as much as I can to get back to wear I left off. From climbing 5.12s to starting all over at 5.8s I have done so much in the past year to get back. And here I am working my way back to the good stuff.
Every now and then I’ll get discouraged when I fail to complete the move that I need to send my route. But I think to myself smooth seas don’t make for a skilled sailor. We all have to go through the wringer to see the other side. I watch videos and train as much as I possibly can. I seek out beta from everyone around me, which in earlier times was really hard for me to do.
Every route I flash is another step in the right direction. And I couldn’t be any happier, I have a partner that encourages and watches me climb to give me the beta I may have missed. Alongside a crew of climbing companions I will be back in no time.
My climbing has taken on a different style now that I have to be more on my toes, but I think it’s really progressed from where I was and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
As always thank you for stopping in and reading my nonsense!