Hard on the confidence these comps…at least for me. Slaying the 100 head dragon that flourishes on the many excuses of why things didn’t go as plan and stepping up to the plate is as hard to do as the comp itself. Sure some of the problems were harder if short but they were still possible. After all of the above has been said, I do not regret going. It was an experience and a learning one. Attending also helped take care of a few of the logistics needed for future plans… As well, I know that I need to work on a few things, climbing smarter, stronger and with confidence. (and spend more time on plastic if i want to improve on plastic!)
Oh and I must not forget the more important lesson: to take disappointment with a bit of grace.
Keep fighting the good fight Thomo… climbing exposes you and makes you face yourself, inside and out (in meanings than one).
I go through very similar inner battles, and have to smack myself around a bit to keep my head on straight. Doesn't always pan out, as the 'you're bad!' inner voice is pretty loud, but I keep on trying!