Advanced Movement

The purple Star Wars Route

Climb Iowa offered up a brand new class called “Advanced Movement”. I figured my climbing advancement could benefit from this class, taught by the gym owner, so I signed right up. A lot of the focus was on body positioning, flagging, and precise foot placement.

For the last night of this three-session class, our focus was on on-sighting. We were assigned a new route based on our previously accessed skill level. An 11ab route was thrown my way, and after a couple minutes previewing the route, I jumped on, only to fail at the crux. That was it for my onsight attempt that evening, but I did manage to redpoint the route the following day.

Overall, I feel the class was very beneficial, even though it wasn’t an overnight shortcut to climbing 5.13 😉

Here’s a video of me climbing the route, after I had a couple more goes.

The purple Star Wars Route

The purple Star Wars Route

Death Star & R2D2!

Death Star & R2D2!

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