Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall Classic

When rain and life gets in the way of climbing there is aways the gym. I started in on the fall classic problems at Coyote tonight and managed to tick off all the easy stuff.

1-10 done
11-20 done
21-30 done (29 is a dyno and took three tries; not my cup of tea)
31-40 done
41-42 and 53 done

I suspect the rest of the 40's and 50's will take much longer to complete.

Update:

I only manage to tick off 44 and 47 on Thursday but 49, 51 and 57 seem do able with a little more work.

Update:

Only finished 59 tonight with 51 and 57 still needing work.

Update:

Ticking off the harder problems is definitely a slow process. After simplely using a lower foot chip, as suggested by Andrew, 51 went down last night. I repeated a number of climbs like 44, 59 and touched the last hold on 55. Problem 57 remains undone but 58 now seems reasonable if I can stick the start moves.

Update Oct 31st:

55 and 60 got ticked off tonight with 45 to be almost a sure send next time. I gave 64 and 62 a few tries as well.

Update Nov 3th:

Well 45 went down but not without a fight; I feel off the final hold three times before sticking it. After that, I work on some other problems like 48, 58 and 62 without much success. I believe 48 will go if I'm rested. It's strange, I felt like I had made real progress in bouldering this year only to be beat down by numerous so called "easy" problems (comp problems in the 40's) at the gym. 

Done to date:

1-10 done
11-20 done
21-30 done
31-40 done
41,42,43,44, 45, 46, 47 done
51, 53, 55, 59 done
60 done

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