Ardennes ⛰ part deux

We’re headed back to Belgium in August, folks! Vacations are cancelled this year anyway, so we’ll keep it short and close to home.

We know they're not "mountains" as such, but it’s fine limestone rock that we can cut our teeth on. We’ve booked with the excellent folks down at Mountain Network Ardennes. They will teach and certify us on outdoor single- and multi-pitch lead climbing over the course of a week. There are also self-rescue techniques on the schedule. That should be a good primer for us to make the jump to do our own sport climbing tours.

We're not looking forward to spending a week on a touristy campsite during COVID-times. At least we’ll learn stuff and climb a lot. We have a few more weeks to improve our indoor lead climbing skills before heading out to the crag! Scary and exciting at the same time! Climbing in a nutshell…

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  1. 21 days of yoga

  2. Here's to staying strong

  3. Second COVID lockdown

  4. Another 6 week plan

  5. Footwork is afoot

  6. First time climbing with a trainer

  7. The 5C Pump Challenge

  8. The risk pyramid

  9. Ardennes Multipitch Course

  10. In defense of Black Diamond Circuit approach shoes

  11. Zlagboard Pro 2.0

  12. Mammut Gym Workhorse Classic rope

  13. Updated 6w plan

  14. Lead Climbing Course Done

  15. Beta spraying

  16. Second alpine fitness test

  17. Marking gear

  18. New grade FTW 💪💪💪

  19. That climbing shoe smell

  20. Training without climbing

  21. Problemsolver Triangle

  22. Ardennes ⛰ part deux

  23. Theragun, updated

  24. Lead climbing class

  25. A thought

  26. Petzl Spirit Express Quickdraws

  27. Petzl Connect Adjust

  28. First day back on the ropes

  29. Theragun

  30. Black Diamond Circuit approach shoes

  31. Climbing gyms are reopening!

  32. Ardennes

  33. New 6w training program

  34. Alpine fitness test

  35. A plyo box arrives

  36. The COVID Wall