Steep Rock Bouldering

It was a balmy 19F  today – perfect conditions for bouldering indoors at Steep Rock Bouldering, an urban climber’s oasis sandwiched between New York’s Upper East Side and hipster Harlem.

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Though I hadn’t pulled on plastic for nearly a week and a half, my muscles and finger joints felt limber and strong thanks to all the bikram I’ve been doing recently at Be Evolution Yoga. I’d managed to flash a pinchy neon orange v5, and spent hours playing on balancey problems on the newly set front slab wall.

Kevin Liu, Steep Rock Bouldering’s General Manager and head route setter, does a bang-up job ensuring the routes stay fresh and clean,  and last night was no exception.

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It was the ideal anaerobic workout to complement (and offset) my shameless ramen consumption earlier in the evening:

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Hot and spicy chorizo ramen will definitely be a comfort food staple for me this cold and dark winter.

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