Since the last post, I have had to continue changing my in-depth project as I am not able to complete it how I originally planned to. I have been continuing to work on strength and endurance by working out frequently and going on runs. I’ve also been trying to find stuff around my house to climb; so far, I’ve climbed the tree in my front yard a few times just for fun and to try and practice some techniques. I’ve been working on my upper body strength by using the bench press and pull up bar that I have at my house.
I have tried to contact my mentor several times since the last post, but I have not yet gotten a response back from her which is concerning, but hopefully, I will be able to reach her before online In-depth Night.
I am currently still coming up with ways to present my project, as my original plan was to take videos of me demonstrating different climbing techniques I had learned, but right now I have no climbing wall to use. I have been brainstorming different alternatives for presenting my project. The first idea I had was to create a presentation (a PowerPoint or some other form) with videos of other people from the internet demonstrating climbing techniques and skills. My other idea was to use a very small climbing wall at a park near my house to make a video, but there are several issues with this idea, such as the fact that all playgrounds are currently shutdown. If I am able to access the park, I could sanitize the area before and after I use it and be very precautionary. I will continue to try and come up with an alternative option for my In-depth Night presentation.
I have followed through with my plan to make a pinch block for me to use, but I have not been able to find wood that could work for building a hang board. For building the pinch block, I used the video down below as a guide, but I had to make some changes due to the lack of some supplies.
Here is the pinch block that I made: