Last day in bishop ended with a solo of the SW arête at the milks. Perfect picture.
Once I conquer my fears I can hop on this awesome 5.9. Its funny training so hard to be intimitaded by such a simple line.
How do you pinpoint what's limiting your progress (personally) when you plateau? I've worked as a route setter and I am very conscious of how I execute each move and "improving" technique is kind of a head scratcher, yet I'm fairly sure it isn't physical strength that is stopping me?
Personally, my plateaus tend to result from lack of change or motivation. I broke my longest plateau of v7/8 when I moved to Colorado and found support in the awesome community that’s here.
I think that training is the ultimate answer to plateaus but there’s so many different ways to train that its hard to figure out what you need to do. Maybe ask your climbing partner what they think your weaknesses are, or try to see your climbing from an outside perspective to see where you need to improve. Once you understand what to change, make the effort! The hardest thing about training (and therefore overcoming plateaus) is consistency. Research climbing-specific workouts and commit to a 3 or 4-week routine.
Goals are also nice :) give yourself something to work towards. Hope that helps!
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