Saturday, April 7, 2007

Training at the Tor Week 3

Mark “Hawk” Wanek joined Elijah and I today. Elijah weighed in at 199.8 so I chastize him for not drinking water and re-weighing. The standard warm-ups on Power and the Sea go well. I move on to four laps on The Old Pro Skill. Surprisingly, I redpoint it on attempts 3 & 4. Chips goes down next, but I have to replace two of the fixed draws and this takes a long time. I was on 25 minute intervals, and I get down from Chips with seven minutes on the clock. I rest quickly and do my lap on Shatterhand. After that its downhill: The Natural, AutoMagic, Hell, and Anchor Punch. I have to carry up a four foot long steel chain on my last lap of Anchor Punch. It feels like it weighs 20 pounds. I'm pretty beat up, but overall I feel better than last weekend. Today was 12 laps on 25 minute intervals, next week is 14 laps on 25 minutes.

Dee “D” and Steve “Wolverine” Lapen showed up with her parents from Rhode Island in tow. Steve did the third ascent of Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato (13a). Thanks to Steve for taking all the photos below.

The Old Shatterhand (12d)

The Natural (12c)

The Natural (higher)