I’ve been attempting more V5 problems since I completed my first one earlier this month, with varying levels of “success”, measured in number of moves I can make before falling off.
I tried one this weekend where I slipped off a hold so hard I couldn’t feel my fingertips for a few minutes.
Today, I examined the move, the options, the balance, and the remaining holds. Then I attempted the problem again.
Success! My second V5! Yaaaaasss!!
I puzzled through a challenging-to-me V3 and V4 before that. Hip turn, hip drive, hang angle, feet high, leg extension, timing. So many details. So satisfying to piece it all together.
I credit today’s tenacity and progress to the guy working on the steep V8. Climb, fall, study, session, climb farther, fall, study, session, repeat, repeat, repeat. He finished the problem.