Monday, January 17, 2011

Boulder Bound

On Friday afternoon, Ella and I headed over to Houston for another climbing competition. This one was the qualifier for Nationals, next month in Boulder, CO.

Ella had a great competition. She handled some tough climbs really well, and I was beyond impressed with her tenacity.

The top four in her division qualified for Nationals. Ella placed second, so now we’re negotiating who gets to make the trip. Ella is hoping she’ll get to go skiing while she’s there, but I’m not making any promises.

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This was her second climb at finals. My hands were sweating the entire time. I also need to learn not to yell for her when I’m recording her climbs.

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Finishing her first climb during prelims.

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She had to climb around the corner, which she did without a problem.

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And hanging upside-down.

6 comments:

Barb said...

Very impressive!!! How wonderful to feel so strong and tenacious. I can't wait to see how she does in Boulder!

Becca said...

Awesome!!

The Empress said...

Oh, such a star!

You go, girl!

yogurt said...

Way to go, Ella! Best wishes in Boulder! Was she a major climber as a baby? As in, climbed out of her crib?

joanna said...

Hooray! Also, I love what she is wearing. I take it there's no uniform for climbers & that is great. She's in plaid shorts! So Ella.

Joan said...

Congratulations! If you need anything when you're in Boulder, don't hesitate to get in touch!