Showing posts with label Climbing~. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Climbing~. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Roof.. Yeah!!! (^^)/

I think it's almost a year since I started climbing.. Stopped for a few months though; that's from April until August last year.. Progress?? Quite a lot but still need to learn more. So this is the video of my first roof project.. Actually, this is the second route they set up for beginners on this roof, but the first one was too hard.. I kept on swinging away from the roof and finally lose grip. Even this one I couldn't finish but still trying to hehe

Here goes.. Black and Yellow.. Black and Yellow.. (^^)/

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's a Passion...

I've decided what I want in climbing...

It's not an obsession.. It's a passion..

I'm not aiming of becoming a competitive climber to win tittles.. I want to climb what the world has to offer...

Only a climber knows how this sport could become inevitably addictive.

A pic from our Merapi Expedition '09

Personally, comparing it to hiking, I feel that climbing gives out much more. When you hike, it tests your mental and physics. It's all about how far you could withstand the brutes of reaching the peak. With a super heavy haversack on your back, you have to triumph each and every obstacles on your way. In addition, you also have to endure the cold win, hot scorching sun and one of my own weakness is, to have the courage to emm... excrete waste in the wild haha :p (tried my best to search a proper word for that). When your mental focus is defeated by nature's ordeal, that's when you can say goodbye to the peak...

Climbing requires more than just stamina. An additional aspect you've got to have is technique. That's why you need to go to the gym to train and develope these techniques. Yeah.. I saw a lot of extreme hikers and very muscular elite paddlers who couldn't finish routes that for myself is kind of easy (am not showing off..). They're not lack power and energy but it's technique...


Ever since I started climbing seriously, a very loyal customer to my climbing gym that is, I met a lot of people from all over the world with the same passion. I get to meet people from UK, US, Canada, Germany (GERMANY!!!!! \(^^)/) and France and also acquainted to a very nice lady from South Africa (am looking forward to a jungle trekking trip once she return from SA). They shared their climbing experiences and even tell you what alse they have in the other parts of the world.

New Zealand..

I joined two climbing groups in facebook. One is to connect our gym's climbers and the other one is that connects climbers from all over the world. They post pictures of places to climb, and I've to admit I'm very tempted to try out at least one of those amazing climbing sites abroad.

I linked two of my favourite gorgeous world class climbers' blogs too. Sean McColl's and Paul Robinson's. It's just exciting to read their journey in trying to accomplish great projects and also win tittles..

So that's it.. All I need now is an unshakable discpline to enable me to juggle between my two greatest commitments; being a Pharmacist and a Climber. I want to be good at them both..

And yeah.. this doesn't mean I'm going to neglect my other responsibilities lah, just no need to mention here :p

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Deceitful Route...

I hurt my right hand today. I guess I overused it last Tuesday that it couldn't withstand today's climbing; though I only did one toprope and some very very light bouldering. I've no intention to worsen it so I decided to go home early before I'm tempted to climb again.. So here I am on my bed, in front of my laptop, with an abandoned infectious disease notes just beside me and to compensate my climbing I think I'll write something about climbing tonight.

Well, I just did a route setting on Tuesday. It was a very nice experience and it was harder than I thought it would be.

Firstly I'd to choose some hand and foot holds. It is best to choose holds that of the same colour to make the route recognizable to climbers. I chose the blue holds because I thought they were of different shapes and sizes and I'd wanted my route to be deceitful. Meaning, I want people to underestimate it and later think "Wah! Susah ni!" once they tried it hehehe

Before fixing those holds on the wall, I actually imagined how the route would be and the skills that I want climbers to apply as they climb. But honestly, when I finished fixing the holds, my route was even harder than I'd imgined!

Ryan, 12 y.o, assisted me during the route setting process. He helped me attach the holds at the starting point and then became my loyal belayer. He used two sand bags to balance our weight. That made me feel heavy. That red recycle bag I'm carrying was filled with holds and screws so that've caused heavier load for our tiny belayer. With that heavy load, I also found it harder to climb up.

Here's a video of me fixing the holds. Ryan was yelling from below, complaining about the far gap between the holds hehe

So here's a picture of me testing my own route. I fell 5 times but finally manage to reach the top..

The other climbers helped to name the route...

Crazy G!!!!!!
I succeed in making the route deceitful (^^)v

Friday, February 18, 2011

I'm eyeing you~~

I can't take my eyes off you~ Miura VS...

This is my dream climbing shoes right now and it's DAMN EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least RM630!!!!

My Evolv, the right one to be exact, already got a hole on its sole for about a month now and I've been eyeing on some climbing shoes. And finally, when I saw this Miura VS, I got this feeling that we're meant to be haha :P

A high performance hook and loop closure shoe for amazing edging control and pocket climbing performance

Easy to use hook and loop closure system for easy on and off convenience. Slingshot rand and Powerhinge system gives you the ultimate edging power. 4mm Vibram® XS Edge and XS Grip2 (Women's model) sticky rubber outsole

WEIGHT: 8.23 oz/ 228 g LAST: WPD 75 CONSTRUCTION: Slip Lasted UPPER: Leather LINING: Dentex, unlined underfoot MIDSOLE: P3® with 1.1mm LaspoFlex SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Grip2

Some say this Miura VS are meant for pros and only those who can do 6c can have this and bla bla bla.. I don't care.. I want this one.. 6c is just far beyond my ability right now, but I think this Miura VS will get me there... (^^)/ Positive about that.. Will get there some day!!!!

But since it's so expensive, I think I'll save some money.. Planning on reducing my expenses on food because that will bring about multi-benefit.. Save money + slimmer & trimmer Haziah, and then slimmer and trimmer and light me will subsequently bring about easy climbing.. Yosh!! I'm so0o0o0o0 clever!!! hahaha