/ First noticeable thump onto the bouldering mat
Nothing seriously injured though. I guess this is some sort of rite of passage.
Falling onto the bouldering mat is a right of passage?
I also regularly take the skin completly off my hands when climbing overhanging problems on big jugs. So now I stick to very slight overhangs and vertical and slabby problems on crimps.
Once, bouldering indoors, I leapt for the final jug to complete the problem just above and to the right of my (it was actually a high pop, more than proper dyno), caught the hold with one hand, carried on upwards and to the right past the hold, lost grip on the hold, after pivoting round it somewhat and fell face first (think skydiver long bofore they open the 'chute) onto the mats about 4m below.
It was glorious but thinking back on it i can't see how the laws of physics were obeyed during it... No injuries though.
I'm getting better quite quickly but I as soon as I started to notice lots of improvement I started to get more ambitious too. This has resulted in me landing flat out on the mat with a splat quite a few times.
Must try harder, I managed to hit my head on the ceiling at TCA Bristol :-)
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