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Journey to V7: Some days you just fail a lot (2/5/18)

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The title of this log pretty much says it all about this session.

Today was one of the most frustrating climbs of the year so far. The good thing that came out of it was that I ultimately got the V5 I spent the majority of the time working on.

I failed thirteen times today, with 11 of those coming on the same V5. The main reason for the failures came from this blue V5 at FA Uptown that required you to secure your position on a slabby hold before making a transition up an overhang. To send the problem, I had to work the second part and first part separately (hence the 1/2 that I’ll be putting into this log). Needless to say my hands are shot right now.

Here are the stats for the day:

Warmup 10 pull-ups
Grade Outcome Points
V0 0
V1 0
V2 ✓✓ 4
V3 ✓✓ 6
V4 ×× 2
V5 ××××××½×××××✓ 18.5
V6 0
TOTAL 30.5
Cooldown 10 pull-ups
Recap 5 sends, 13 failures

2018 YTD

  • 151 sends (+5)
  • 53 failures (+13)
  • 385 pull-ups (+20)
  • 115 pushups
  • 66 biceps
  • 12 triceps
  • 100 forearms
  • 30 shoulders
  • 60 squats
  • 1 peg / campus / hang board
  • 465 ab reps

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