Sou' Wester Slabs on Arran. Definitely worth the long walk in. Beautifully clean granite. We had planned to link up with the top half of South Ridge Direct but after umming and aahhinng decided that neither of us were up for leading the 'chimney'. After reading the description I was keen for a Pfalz style chimney epic but that was nowhere to be found :( We abbed off at the end of Sou' Wester and used the scramble ascent to top the Corbett instead.
Ps. Midges FROM HELL (see bites all over my face) 😭😤😖😬😵🤯🤪
#tradclimbing #scottishclimbing#scottishtradclimbing#girlsthatclimb#womenclimb#wildwoman#womenoutdoors#VisitScotland #hikingadventures#scotlandoutdoors #arranclimbing
Today, I got to witness @mistyforsberg breaking into a new grade, sending “Abismal”, rated 7c/+
I have never seen her dig so deep on a climb, screaming her way to the top, leaving skin and blood on the boulder! It’s crazy to think that I was there when she climbed her first V3, and to think of all the work and sacrifices she has put into her sport to get to this point! I am so proud of her!
We still have a few days left in the Rocklands and I am excited to see what we will be climbing next!
Good Monday session.
I’ve done 9 pull-ups (that’s a pb!), that won me a @redbulluk with @shaunacoxsey on it, climbed two blacks (V5-7) and got lost and tired on a red (V5-8+). The second video is my flash attempt. Yay for getting better little by little! 💪🏻🦢
Act based on what you expect, NOT what you want.
Correct of thought: Belief
Expect <—————————> Want ➡️CONSISTENCY
Expectation + Action= Creation of your life Experiences.
Your past doesn’t define who you are or where you are going. It’s your expectations of the future that limit you most, good thing is: You can choose. You can take action based on what you want. And when you do that, you give yourself the opportunity to step out of the past and create the life that you truly want to live.
Thank you for the awesome shots @ronmusic91 🙏
lately fam, my mental health has been getting the best of me.
I have been cranky as hell, weeping on the occasion, and shutting people out like no one’s business.
changes in life are scary as heck. there is no denying that I become a control freak and consistent panic attack hot mess.
i often find myself digging a hole for myself instead of digging a way out when the going gets tough.
sure, Erin, let’s take out our anxiety and troubles on those you love. sure, why don’t you just act like a crazy person and spiral like there’s no tomorrow.
and then there comes the relief and the realization that you have indeed become one crazy motherf*cker.
alienating myself is my defense mechanism. I make myself seem like a victim when really I am the root cause of it all.
there are days where I enter my head and come out as a person that I don’t understand, like, or know. she is a wild, petulant, troll version of me that works against all of my hopes, loves, and dreams.
it’s startling to wake up from these bouts of crazy and realize that I am indeed my own problem. and that the problem may be rooted so deep that it will take days, months, and years to figure out how to get over my trauma, heartbreak, and tendencies to isolate.
you always think that you fix yourself once and you’re done doing the work, but life comes back and says “remember that time you ____ and lost ____?” and then it becomes acceptable to be crazy in your own head for things that haven’t happened in years and probably won’t happen ever again.
yeah, being open about this is me basically ripping the seams out of what my life has been in the past, what it is now, and sewing the hell out of a quilt that has been ripped to pieces so that I don’t ruin my future friendships, my current relationships, and my ability to live again.
so happy Monday pals. chin up. strap on your big girl overalls and be honest with yourself. the monster inside doesn’t have to keep growing, you can turn it into a cute, cuddly yeti if you really want to.
tagging some people to hold me accountable in my craziness because friends bring you to the surface when you’re dragging yourself down.
Something you may not know about me...
...I’m a rock climber that’s scared of heights. 🙈😂
Yes I’ve gone sky diving before, yes I’ve hopped out of a hovering helicopter on top of a mountain, yes I’ve jumped off an arch on a giant rope swing, yes I climb up really big rocks all the time (can you spot me halfway up this tall route?). And YES I’m scared each time!
But I love rock climbing & the chance it gives me to over come that fear. Climbing is so mental and I’m not gonna lie I’m proud of myself that I really challenged that aspect of it this trip and pushed myself out of my comfort zone! And pumped I didn’t take any big whippers. 😊
And who else is scared of heights 🙋♀️?!
I am the middle child of 3 girls, one 7 years older and the other 7 years younger. I have been the peacemaker, the instigator, the mediator, the do what it takes even if you don't like it kind of person my whole life.
I learned at a very young age what no we can't afford it meant, so I learned not to ask for things.
I created art instead.
I was told that the world wasn't fair and that worse things have happened to better people, and that I shouldn't complain about my misfortunes. So I learned I didn't deserve anything better than anyone else.
Deal with it with grace.
I learned from my parents that love isn't enough and even though you love someone it doesn't mean they won't hurt and leave you. I learned that love is conditional and it can be taken away. When I watched my mom pass away while I held my little sister in my arms my heart broke into pieces. I became closed off. I had terrible abusive toxic relationships. I built a barrier so thick and tough around my heart that no one else could get in. I used drugs to numb the pain, I didn't want to feel anything. I numbed myself for a long time pretending it didn't matter and I was strong.
I didn't give a fuck. And in every relationship since then I only ever gave part of me, for fear of getting hurt and left behind again.
My tolerance for pain and suffering grew and I was good at "just dealing with it" cause I felt I didn't deserve better.
I AM dealing with it now. 11 years later my wounds are still there waiting for me. These last couple months have transformed and opened my heart in ways I can't even put into words yet. I am on a spiritual journey of healing. I AM worthy of love.
I am so grateful to @thelovegurusla for awakening something in me, and to all my friends who have supported me with love.
I am not hiding anymore. It is time to walk through the fire.
*You deserve everything you dream of simply because you can dream it*
Yggdrasil is said to be an ash tree of Nordic mythology that symbolizes the blossoming forces of life surrounded by the waters of death. a friend of the clear sky, it is so tall that its crown is above the clouds. its heights are snow-capped like the tallest mountains, and are surrounded by frequent, fierce winds.
and in the present, a beautiful line up such a serene and powerful rock — also known as Red Dihedral on the Incredible Hulk.
the mountains have so much to teach us. they generously give to those that seek them out, put in the hard effort of preparation, and stick it out through trial and tribulation. when I read the background on the original name of this route, I couldn't think of a more apt name for a line in the High Sierra. grateful for the endless chances to work, achieve, struggle, and persevere. so much to learn, so much to appreciate!
✸ @inesstrasser_ ↬
hanging around like a bat 🦇😜
❉ @sav.cummins ➺
📸 by @jess_talley @louderthan11 // Having too much fun on sandstone splitters rt now. @thenorthface_climb
Just incase you wanted to know what I was looking at... Swipe for the view behind the photo.
#tbt to some hot climbing days near Calpe, Spain.
Thanks for the 📸: @yoribos and great climbing trip.
COUNTING THE DAYS 😍😍
Can’t wait to get out of town and touch real rock again 😍 Dolomites are waiting!
✺ @babsizangerl ➮
It’s not „the Nose” but maybe even better. 5 stars to the crux pitch of „Pre-Muir wall”!! Plan D was not a bad one! 😜. But I wish it would have been a team send as usual!! Jacopo cruised everything (of course), just the stemming pitch was heart breaking close. With bruised hands he fell on the very last hard sequence. 🙈 Sometimes you have luck and sometimes not! Eventually we ran out of time and @jacopolarcher decided to support me on my free ascent and climbed with me to the very top!!! Huge thanks to my ❤️ Always fun to spend some days on the wall with you!!!.....and thanks to @hazel_findlay for the beta!!!#onesinglepush #haulinglikehell#groundup#4thfreeascentofElCapitan #climbing_pictures_of_instagram ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
@blackdiamond @lasportivagram@vibran@verivalbio @powerbar_europe @frictionlabs@fazabrushes@climbskinspain 📸 @jacopolarcher #multitasking