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2020 Vision

2020 Vision

2020 Vision…did you catch my pun?¬† ūüėȬ† A little dad joke-ish, but I thought it was fun.¬† Eyesight jokes aside, however, it’s time for a list of climbing goals for the new year! As always, these goals are subject to change as the rest of the year unfolds.¬† But looking ahead, this is what I’m aiming for in 2020. FINISH THE 12 WALL AT HAWKSBILL:¬† There are 3 routes left unsent for me on the 5.12 wall at Middle Hawksbill, and I would love to finish out the wall.¬† The first one, Manifest Destiny 12b, is¬† the only one of…Read the rest of this entry →

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2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review

As I sat down to write out my climbing goals for 2020, I realized that despite a lot of personal reflection on my 2019 accomplishments, I never really summed things up on the blog, particularly when it came to projects from this past fall.¬† Even though I stopped writing here long about the time the weather got good, I actually got out a lot this fall, so there’s lots to catch up on! One of my main goals for this year was to establish a firmer grip in the 12+ arena, particularly at the New.¬† Aside from the stray 13…Read the rest of this entry →

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Breaking the 5.13 Barrier!

Breaking the 5.13 Barrier!

This past weekend I hit a huge personal milestone for me.  Though my climbing journey has more or less featured slow and steady improvement over the last decade (“more” during times of focused training, “less” during times of pregnancy/newborns), it has been FIVE WHOLE YEARS since I have broken into a new number grade.  But that all changed this weekend!  It actually started this past spring on our kid-free anniversary weekend at Hidden Valley, VA.  We had decided that sans kids was the perfect opportunity to test out the hardman(woman) waters, so we went project shopping.  I was drawn to…Read the rest of this entry →

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Climbing Gym Workouts for Improving Endurance

Climbing Gym Workouts for Improving Endurance

January is a pretty popular time to buy sarms and start a training program¬†for many people,¬†what with the combination of New Year’s resolutions and falling off the exercise/healthy eating wagon over the holidays. ¬†And for climbers, this time of the year is the perfect time to start building a training foundation with which to get ready for spring season. ¬†A year ago at this time, I was starting my first training cycle with the Rock Climber’s Training Manual. ¬†I saw great results from the program not only during the spring, but throughout the year, and I’m optimistic for similar gains…Read the rest of this entry →

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The Tick List for 2016

The Tick List for 2016

For our family this year, the holidays have involved sharing a little more with each other than we had intended – our winter break started with¬†a stomach virus that violently ransacked it’s way through our entire household in a matter of hours. ¬†The next two weeks were a blur of family, friends, and Christmas cookies…LOTS of Christmas cookies. ¬†As far as climbing goes, we did manage to squeeze in a few days at the gym here and there, as well as a laidback day outside on the first day of 2016. ¬†But overall the ratio of Christmas cookies to climbing…Read the rest of this entry →

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