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I posted this thread.

Leaning Tower to prime myself for Zodiac.

Get in free shape too, Nose.

Got vacation time, just need to schedule this biz.

Tomorrow is gym time.


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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 09:18:49 am »
Good idea for a thread.

I'm training for walls this year by lifting weights at least 2x a week, cardio 3x a week, swimming 2km 2x a week.  I've also been walking my dogs for an hour or so with a bag of sand in a pack.  Trying to climb as much as I can, but living in Vancouver doesn't help. My patience lasts about 30 minutes in a climbing gym, but I know it could be useful for training.

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 12:02:16 pm »
I'd stay out of the gym. That's just a good place to get hurt. Plastic just ain't stone. I just do my normal stuff, though I add on some distance & weight.Ride the mountain bike, climb at the cliffs, bag some peaks, etc. I think swimming is a great idea, SMC. No better full body workout out there.
I'd say some practice time with your systems can't be emphasized enough. It's probably why the 1st couple days on the Wall seem like slow progress to me.

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 12:09:24 pm »
No more free climbing, bouldering, chossaneering, or gym climbing.

Start wall climbing, every weekend, with tons of beer.

You gotta look at every pitch as the exact same, there is no "Crux" pitch to psych you out.

I hate grades, which more often then not lead to bailing prematurely.


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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 04:55:44 pm »
No more free climbing, bouldering, chossaneering, or gym climbing.

Start wall climbing, every weekend, with tons of beer.

You gotta look at every pitch as the exact same, there is no "Crux" pitch to psych you out.

I hate grades, which more often then not lead to bailing prematurely.



This from the guy that said he was going to do more free climbing this year. LOL

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 05:30:36 pm »
I got goals!!!

Hell, RNWF in a day is on the books for the autumn, that should fill my free quota.


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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 06:38:57 pm »
gah, fuker!  RNWF!  Seriously?

You better start climbing in the gym, like tonight! 

What time you going to be there?

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 11:55:49 pm »
Hire Me. You will fulfill your bigwall goals and have a great time. Beer? Very important. Other questions?lol, I got a 20 month old that is raging the terrible twos! Anything to get me out of the house,lol.

Psych is all you need. There are very little 'crux' s in bigwall climbing. If you want it you will do it.

Of course, being in shape helps. More important than that is your partner, because every team is only as strong.....

Find someone that you groove with and plot a course toward a couple routes. One will become obvious and prime... You will send!

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 10:55:05 am »
Actually did a run late last night. Spring will be here soon.

Gym Thursday.

Pinns Sat.

Castle Sun.


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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 10:50:41 am »
Without a plan, consistency and a diet change (for most of you), hitting the gym one day a week, no matter what you do there, is fun, but hardly "training".

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2013, 01:31:17 pm »
Your not taking my beer away Mark!

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2013, 03:15:28 pm »
fat is reserved energy stores and counter weight. Fat don't bonk, it just get's progressively more tired. It's those skinny guys you can't get on a wall with.  ;)

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2013, 03:24:19 pm »
To prepare for Shortest Straw last fall i went down and did the Tower in a push with two noob friends, and they rocked it. I led all but one pitch. I hadn't done anything aside for a few bike rides as far as training prior to the climb.

For my first El Cap route I was with another ambitious new climber who had just done his first trad route. We climbed a bunch in the spring together doing multi-pitch moderates near Bozeman. Jumped on the Tower first and the Tripple Direct the next day. We were slow as hell but successful.

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2013, 07:36:57 pm »
fat is reserved energy stores and counter weight. Fat don't bonk, it just get's progressively more tired. It's those skinny guys you can't get on a wall with.  ;)

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2013, 08:35:57 pm »
Munge, now really, be honest, that is total bunk and justification for being fat.

We're not talking a multi month Himalayan expedition!

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2013, 12:33:26 am »
Just saying, I ran last night. I climbed in the gym tonight.

I'm off soda.

Pinns on Sat.

Castle Sun

Shit is already gettin real.


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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2013, 08:46:09 am »
Soda is completely worthless, that's a good start.

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2013, 01:22:26 pm »
Mental conditioning is more important then physical, imo. It is aid climbing were are talking about after all. Ya gotta want it...

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2013, 03:33:01 pm »
I've found that the best prep for wall climbing has been thinking, talking, and dreaming about wall climbing. Being stubborn and expecting to suffer are the most useful attributes. Granted I haven't done as many walls as most of you guys, but the people I've seen bail most often are the ones who expect it to be a happy-clappy good time. It doesn't have to be fun to be fun....

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2013, 04:27:00 pm »
I have climbing in heatwaves dialed out...

Let's see how good skinny does on the broiler?

Thin porkchops cook faster than the fatties.

Fact.

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2013, 04:29:35 pm »
http://www.rockandice.com/video-gallery/chris-sharma-witness-the-fitness-v15


Just sayin, this could be hooked and knobs slung at A1.


Let's get psyched up wallers!!!



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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2013, 07:15:49 pm »
I'm not fat. Fuck that. I remember Flipper staggering to stay up after we ran out of vittles on Angel Wings. I was uncomfortable, but that was all.
A few pounds of fuel storage is wisdom, in my book.
And I haven't had a sodapop in ten years or more. That shit is death.
Knowing  the depth of your resolve is more important than a few pounds here or there. Do you want it? DO YOU? How bad do you want it? Then get up, maggot.
Enter the World of pain. It's good for you.
Negative reinforcement works. You build a fire in them or under them.

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2013, 12:47:39 am »
I was training. Then, I ran out of OE. Now I'm just climbing. :-(

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2013, 11:51:19 am »
So far, I've just been doing walls to prepare for my wall goals.  The swimming, biking, and running I do help me prepare for all the other stresses in life, like work.

Munge - good on you for gettin' after it.  Sounds like you're making progress which is 200% better than just talking about it.  See you in the gym.

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2013, 02:58:06 pm »
gym last night. slight tweak in knee, but feeling ok today. Taking today off.

Table Mtn tomorrow.  Sunday is open, but maybe up on 108. You guys going to be causing trouble on the Col?

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2013, 09:08:29 am »
Best thing to get me on the wall? My girlfriend left me.

Then to add to the suffering, add a heavy dose of energy drinks, complete lack of greens in my 1 meal a day, and start smoking again.

The worse I feel on the dirt, the more I want to get on the stone.
Sometimes the difference between a layman and a journeyman is simply what he is allowed to believe himself to be.

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2013, 08:43:27 pm »
I'm sorry to hear that, but you're right. When my love life or whatever took a drastic change is when I often made my boldest ascents and adventures.

I have been freesoloing a bunch of easy routes in a day and TR soloing harder routes to get back in free shape. Lotta aid soloing, all clean. No nailing yet. Planning on doing my first wall with a buddy next month, Skull Queen.

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2013, 02:43:39 pm »
Best thing to get me on the wall? My girlfriend left me.

Then to add to the suffering, add a heavy dose of energy drinks, complete lack of greens in my 1 meal a day, and start smoking again.

The worse I feel on the dirt, the more I want to get on the stone.

You just described the last year of my life. And I thought I was the only miserable bastard here.

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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2013, 08:54:54 pm »
I'm mostly biking - road for cardio (AKA my commute) and north shore foolishness for mental training.  I keep saying I'll drag myself to the climbing gym more often, but it never seems to happen...

And my toddler helps with motivation.  A peaceful night of sleep in the portaledge seems worth any amount of fear and freight hauling  :)
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Re: The "what the F did you do to prepare for your big wall goal?" Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2013, 12:02:42 am »
I am a sad fricking sop. Barely redpointing 5.9 clip ups. Long ways to go to get my free lead head back.

The good news; I had a great weekend. Dogged up some 10s. Got really pumped. Feeling great for just being after it.