Training Journal – 4/22/19 – 4/28/19



I don’t totally remember.


Bouldering @ Movement 2 hours

Good bouldering session. Around 9 V6’s in this session – basically every V6 except 2, and 2 V7’s. Feeling strong!

Bike ride

Quick ride after the gym, and picking up my newly resoled Miuras.


Extended my bike ride to take on some of close-to-town hills. Fun times.

Green Mountain via Freeway

A quick run up Freeway, then Green Mountain, down Gregory Canyon


Flatiron Scrambling w/Peter

Peter just completed the, “Spring Flatiron Classics“, which I give him massive props for. Today, he showed me a few classics I’ve never been on.

We first bushwhacked to the base of Morning After, and took on the east face route, that actually goes at a stout 5.7 (almost unheard of for east face flatiron routes). I felt pretty confident on taking on the crux roof, but after a few minutes of fumbling, I gave up, and took up Peter’s offer of a belay.

With that, I worked the roof a few times, before we continued. I should have tried the roof solo afterwards, but for some reason, didn’t. Maybe my head wasn’t as much into things as I thought? Could have just been rusty in flatiron slabmongering. Rapped off the backside (although there is a downclimb called Day Before).

Next, we scrambled Green Mountain Pinnacle’s, Takin’ Care of Business, a Top Ten Classic. A wonderful chimney, it’s not to be missed. Downclimbed Green Sneak.

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Peter Bakwin on Takin' Care of Business
Peter Bakwin on Takin’ Care of Business

Challenger is right up the hill, so we hit up this next. I have always been a bit scared of Challenger – the upper slab sure looks thin, but the entire slab turned out to be nothing but fun. The lower part showcases a nice finger crack; the upper a wonderful arête. I couldn’t believe I’ve let this formation alone for so long.

We wandered to Hippo Head afterwards – the east face of this I’ve never done either. The last 20 feet features a wonderful hand crack (the rest is just so-so). Downclimb went well – I’ve suss’d this out before.

Finally, we did a quick lap of the Fifth’s East Face, South Side, which I’ve done many times before.

Good day!



M. came over, so mostly a work day.



Somehow M. and I were able to give ourselves food poisoning last night with the meal we made, so this day was very much a wash.

Climbing @ Movement

We did manage to get out to at least climb in the gym. After warming up on lead up to .11c, I switched to thrashing on top rope on a few .12c’s. None were done clean, but happy to get on hard stuff. I could barely concentrate hard enough to climb, truth be told.



Still reeling from food poisoning from the day prior, perhaps something else is going on?