Nov 27, 2008, 1:00 PM
Registered: Jan 1, 2003
I had a similar experience recently. I competed for the first time a few weeks ago with some friends. I had a lot of fun, climbed pretty well (at the higher end of what I can normally do when new problems go up), but above all...worked on problems at my limit for 4 hours straight. I didn't feel like I got back to full strength for a week after that. By then, the problems were actually harder because they greased up. Also, I feel more motivated to give my all on an onsight attempt than I do when I know that I've done it before. In the latter case if it doesn't seem to be working out, I just come off and try again.
(This post was edited by iamthewallress on Nov 27, 2008, 1:00 PM)