I got in the gym yesterday and had a really good workout. I have a few different gym schemes and now that it is too damp to climb on our super soft sandstone, I will more than likely be in the gym for the next bunch of weeks.
Yesterdays workout went something like this:
Warmup:About 10-15 problems in the V1-V4 range...with thorough rest between
Worked hard moves or probems: For this I either pick out some hard moves to do on the wall or just work a problem a little above my onsight level...there is a stiff V8 I started working and then moved on to a longish V9...spent about an hour total on these. Sent the 8 and got pert dang close on the 9
Endurance circuit-I did laps on circuits made up of 3 problems...usually in the V4/5 range...Start with the 4...immediately do the 5...then do a different 4..by the end of the 4th circuit I was pretty gassed and couldnt finish the 5th lap.
Warm down by climbing decreasingly difficult problems starting at V5...
20min. on the rowing machine.
That is typically my hard day and i'll do that once a week.
Today is some light route climbing and Cardio...
Later in the week will be onsight practice followed by campus board regimen...that is usually pretty fun.
And to end this lengthy post is a very short trip report...
I got out on the 31st for a light day with my dad...he has never climbed outside...
It was one of the only climbable days recently and we led some fun slab routes and I got him in a couple of good handcracks. We were out for about 4 hours and it was 41f in the sun...the rock was perfectly tacky and the handwarmers in my chalkbag provided me with a warm chalk coating for my hands every now and then.
To top out the day we led up a 3 pitch 5.9r/x route. I lead each pitch and my Dad followed, cleaning the gear (we used mostly knots and one #2 BD nut). It was a super good day and we finished off with a little bouldering at one of my favorite local boulders...with probably the best problem in the area. An uphill traverse with really fun moves into a sustained and butt dragging crux sequence (pictured)