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Friday, December 09, 2005

2005-12-08 Wednesday

As I have done for the past 8 Wednesdays, I went climbing tonight at Klättercenter in Solna. My hands were a bit beat up from climbing on Sunday so I had a bit of trouble. At first I taped the fingers where I had cuts or abrasions; but the trouble is that the tape is more slipepry than skin, so it makes it hardeer to keep a grip on the wall. This photo shows me doing one of my favorite routes on one of the bouldering walls. I can completer this route about half of the time. It's tricky, but fun!

Klättercenter has a good selection of climbing surfaces to suit a wide range of skill levels. In the foreground of this picture are David and Anna, two climbers I'd consider experts. They can support their weight on little grips I can barely see, much less hold on to. :-)

Here Anna (a different one!) tries the fun yellow route. The trick to this one is to use the walls and push as much as pull.

Monday, December 05, 2005


Here are a few pictures from Sunday's climbing session. Lisa and Anna show off their toned and taut muscles. :)

Yours truly tries the famous terracotta route. I can do everything except the last move. I always seem to swing around and slide off the grip — not particularly fun because it's rough and a bit sharp.

Anna plans her attack.

Lisa tries the green route. This smoothest way to do this route is to do a cross-over move from where she is in this photo. You gotta move your left hand across to the next green grip up to the right. If you take the seemingly easier route and grab the grip with your right hand, you'll be in the wrong position to take the next grip. Some thought goes into climbing.

Sunday, October 30, 2005


Friday night I went climbing with Lisa at Klättercentret in Solna.

klättercentret is very nice and has a good selection of climbing surfaces. There's also a little bar area 1 level up from the bottom level so if you're tired tou can take a coffee break and watch the others climb. I haven't climbed in several months, so I'm really out of practice.

Lisa shows me how it's done!

Here I was trying to do what Lisa did: climb from the left side of this wall to the right using only the wall surface — i.e., without using any of the grips attached to the wall. It took a dozen tries before I managed it. Fun stuff.