Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Back at it today

Helmcken Rematch: Tim walked the 1.5 hours into the top, wrapped in to see if the white stuff was ice, it wasn't, back out with a monster pack, good effort Tim! EJ and I re-rigged the first five pitches, which have not gotten any easier but still have good ice to climb. Tomorrow we add to the route, likely another amazing pitch or two before the turns to frost. Do not want to drytool higher, plus there's the small matter of actually climbing all the pitches! Might start another line or two if we have time, this place is just awesome!

It's a hell of a lot of effort to just get back to our high point. Normally I'd take a rest day tomorrow, but game on! When the ice is good you gotta go at it.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Helmcken Falls Workout

If you have a Plice that you can tilt the following workout is pretty darn fun. All laps start with the heads of your tools 48 inches off the ground or less, butt, one pullup with a lock at the top. This is roughly the same amount of effort required to climb the five pitches we've done so far at Helmcken. And we're heading back today to try and get higher...

Helmcken Falls Workout

Approach: 50 squats with a 1/4 bodyweight PACK, 50 push press w/ 1/4 bodyweight, deadlift 1/2 bodyweight 50 times. Now yer warm, loose and have a slight pump in your forearms.

Chop wood for five minutes, wheelbarrow and stack. (substitute row 500M if you don't have wood to chop. No rower, ground to rack clean the deadlift bar 20 times).

Pitch One:

-6x 30 degree Plice, full solid lockoffs every reach for first three laps.

-20 Knees to Elbows.

Chop Wood for five minutes.

Pitch Two:

-2x 45 Plice, two figure 4s per side per up lap.

-10 KE

Chop wood for five minutes

Pitch Three (continuous)

-1 x45 Plice all campus

-1x45 Plice all Figure Fours

-1x45 Plice.

-20 Front levers to best of ability, done straight through.

Chop wood Ten minutes

Pitch 4

6x30 plice, campus first lap.

20 KE

Chop wood ten minutes.

Pitch 5

4X30 Plice with a 20 Lb Pack.

20 negative Front Levers.

Hike Out:

Finish chopping wood for 15 minutes.

That'll be all.