Training Spanish-Style

The last 2 weeks I’ve been out in Barcelona working and training with my coach at his wall, Freebloc. What a great 2 weeks it’s been. Freebloc is one of the best training centres I’ve ever been to. Its steep boards are brutal, and there’s nowhere to hide. Even the campus board is 30 degrees overhanging!

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Here is a small video of a problem I’m trying. It’s become my project for the week and I really want to do it before I go home.


I’m also learning Catalan at the moment. It’s quite an experience being a complete language beginner again. I’d forgotten how it feels to know virtually no vocabulary, and I find myself trying to learn all the grammar rules at once and then getting very confused. It feels like slow progress sometimes, but I’m loving every minute of it. Poc a poc, as they say.