Climbing goals update 1, 2014

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I wrote a large post at the start of this year reviewing my climbing goals over previous years, and laying out my goals for 2014. A key modification for me in 2014 is changing to a strategy where I set goals quarterly, rather than yearly. Let’s review Q1.

Goals for q1 2014

So, pretty good progress, I’m pretty happy. It’s time to set goals for the next 12 weeks. Everything I’m building towards is to get a 7a in calendar year 2014. I’m going to divide up the next 12 weeks into three phases - 6, 4 and 2 week phases. In the 6 week phase I’m going to drop the route level, and increase volume. In the second phase I’m going to get back to bouldering and finger boarding for pure power - and bump back to 6c, and in the last phase I’m going to start aiming at 7a.

For the first phase I’m going to set the following goals:

For phase 2 I’m going to:

For phase 3 I’m going to:

I’ve noticed in the last 12 weeks that circumstance often gets interestingly entangled with training plans, small colds, busy periods at work, climbing partners not making it to the wall, so I’ll actually do a mini review in 4 weeks to see if the high volume I’ve set as a goal in the first phase is realistic.