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Dec 182014
 

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Thanks to all who attended Golf Night last Tuesday, December 9th at PG Belmont!

Over 40 members participated and tried their hands at climbing using as few holds as possible. Many climbers scaled our toprope walls using 2, 1, or 0 handholds, and between their arête-hugging, stemming, slab balancing, and creative use of naturals the gym felt more like an outdoor crag than an artificial wall.

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to try the golf routes, there is still time!

Here are all routes from the Belmont Golf Night toprope course and their corresponding par values. Come try this new approach to gym climbing, and let us know what you think.

PG Belmont Golf Night Toprope Course

Hole 1: Rope #49/Orange/5.6      3/5/7       (advanced/intermediate/beginner pars)

Hole 2: Rope #33/Blue/5.8           5/7/9

Hole 3: Rope #73/Green/5.3        0/2/4

Hole 4: Rope #69/Pink/5.10c       1/3/5

Hole 5: Rope #66/Pink/5.7           3/5/8

Hole 6: Rope #65/Blue/5.4           1/3/5

Hole 7: Rope #32/Green/5.6        1/3/5

Hole 8: Rope #45/Pink/5.8           5/7/9

Hole 9: Rope #4/Green/5.9          5/7/9

 

THE GOAL:

  • Climb, staying on one route, using as few handholds as possible.

 

THE RULES:

  • Each different plastic hold you touch with your hands counts as a stroke.
  • Climbers must start at the start hold and end on the finish hold. The start and finish holds do not count towards strokes.
  • Retry routes as many times as you want with no penalty, but the score you record must be from a clean attempt (no falls).
  • Climbers may not crimp bolt holes or jam cracks. Other than that all naturals are on and do not count as holds even if grabbed with the hands.

See ya next time at Golf Night!  

Dec 082014
 
Workout of the Week: Partner Exercises with Amy & Jutta

Partner Exercises with Amy & Jutta 3 fun exercises to do with a partner that target stability, core and pulling power. TIME: Varies DIFFICULTY: All levels EQUIPMENT: Medicine Ball, two towels and bosu (optional) FOCUS: Core, stability and pulling power.   IMPORTANT: Climbing and climbing training, such as the exercises in the WOW, are inherently dangerous activities.  Participation in these Read more…

Nov 242014
 
Workout of the Week: Dynamic Core with JJ

Dynamic Core with JJ 2 great exercises that integrate dynamic movement with your basic core exercises. TIME: Varies DIFFICULTY: All levels EQUIPMENT: Medicine Ball and light dumbbell or kettle bell FOCUS: Core!   IMPORTANT: Climbing and climbing training, such as the exercises in the WOW, are inherently dangerous activities.  Participation in these exercises is done at your own risk.  If Read more…