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The ambition to on-sight 7a by an older man returning to climbing.

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On site 6c

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On sighted a short 6c face climb called Mi Tia Pepa. Did it clean and easily. The route is three cranking rock overs, one after another with a glued crimp at about half way. The holds felt well within my power range and the moves felt in control and easy.  Just before Mi Tia Pepa,  I did a confident re assent of Vudu 6b+ which is regarded as hard for the grade  and is quite overhanging and has a hard bouldery start. I did it quite easily so had loads of confidence to have a go at Tia Pepa. I now really want to do:

Dersu Uzala 6b+ to the left of Vudu which has really rusty bolts,

Variante Vudu 6c which is just to the right of Vudu and looks hard and fingery.

Finally Alligator 6c+ has been a long time wannado. Really cranky looking start off  a slopping undercut/side cut upto a crimpy groove and then into big pocket for the second bolt and easier ground.


Written by Journo

November 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm

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The plan. Started at 12 stone 7 pounds and 6’1″. Decided I would increase the stamina, aerobic fitness, and lose the excess weight. Kong doesn’t do flab. There’s no fat on Kong. So i dusted off the polar heart rate monitor and started to run and moutain bike and walk. Bit of a suprise to find out that a lower heart beat actually burns more fat as a proportion of calories burnt. So steady longer runs are the way to go.

Combined this with a high protein and almost no carb diet. Just oats in the morning as either musli and fruit or porride and fruit. Hmmmm Kong like.

Written by Journo

June 15, 2009 at 4:57 pm

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