Guanella Arete V6.
This beautiful boulder shut me down when I was in Guanella 1 month ago. Not only could I not do the the second move (that big burly throw out right) but I also punted off the top moves not once, not twice, but three times!
This time coming back I was focused as I only had one session to project this bad mamma jamma.
I contribute the entirety of this send to lessons I learned from others that I am thankful to have in my life. These lessons have not only improved my climbing but the way I approach any problem I encounter.
From @twilliams1623 I learned the intentional application of “the process”. The ability to break down a problem into its competent pieces, find solutions to each piece, remove all doubt, and execute.
From @_dtrinh I learned how to climb with control and remain calm, even during the final moves of an incredibly exciting climb. Without this lesson I likely would have punted... again.
And last but not least @parishlawrence taught me how to let go the outcome. My desire to successful in my climbing can be so strong that sometimes I forget to be present, enjoy the process, and be incredibly thankful for the wonderful sport of rock climbing.
Because of these lessons I was able to take this seemingly impossible boulder down on the first attempt in which I landed the crux move. I stayed calm, knew where I was going, and flowed to the top.
It’s amazing what can happen when you learn from your friends.
Have you learned any good lessons from friends lately?