<catharsis> Bouldering was some kind of psychotherapy for me. Did some V3/V4, sometimes a V5, mostly in a gym near my workplace. Wasn’t much into the grades, just enjoyed the moves. Four years ago I messed up my lower back, bulged & herniated discs at L4, L5 as well as some mess going on in my right sacroiliac joint - stopped bouldering three years ago, can’t even bend down since a couple of weeks. Did some ‘real’ psychotherapy for the last year, so don’t worry, I’m not going to harm me.
Now I’m climbing a ladder once and a while. I’ve been to Bishop and Joshua Tree without bouldering, not even got near a boulder. Now I sit in front of youtube and having some shots of uzo, mixed with beer and wine, which means I’m legally TUI (typing under influence) and watch “Ardarvin Climbs a Crack” over and over again - I’m fat now, muscles are long gone, shoulder hurts from doing ten push ups yesterday morning. I’m pissed with myself.
Sorry, needed to get this out there, I know there are worse problems on this rock. I’m just missing the moves… </catharsis>
Any of you guys bouldering?