Training Journal – 4/22/19 – 4/28/19

Monday

Rest?

I don’t totally remember.

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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.

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!

Friday

Rest.

M. came over, so mostly a work day.

Saturday

Rest.

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.

Sunday

Rest.

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

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