I'm fortunate in that my gym has a really nice overhung "spray wall" (filled with holds, no set problems), which is basically never in use and therefore great for circuits or limit bouldering. However, not having the privilege to tape or otherwise make permanent markings to remember a circuit, does anyone have any good tips on how to make a repeatable circuit or series of problems that I can use for a complete training cycle?
Never been in this situation, but maybe you could put tick marks on the included holds and then take a picture. Or you could take a picture and then annotate it. I think after using the circuit some number of times, you will have it memorized.
I was going to suggest taking a photo and mark the route on the photo as well. I actually saw this in a video of someone training on a "spray board", and it looked like they had a binder full of photos with problems marked on them, and they were flipping through the binder to look at problems.
Post by jetjackson on Jan 31, 2018 15:52:11 GMT -7
How cool is the gym owner? If you took laminated cards with numbers 1-50 on them, perhaps you could set up a power endurance circuit for them - explain to them what it's for and they can post on Facebook about their new power endurance circuit?
In the past, when I've been in a similar situation and I have say 4 boulder problems I'm linking, I'll tape up the last 2 problems temporarily in my warmup, and then I'll memorize the first two problems. It's usually when I'm pumped out of my mind that I can't remember the last few moves and need to rely on the tape to tell me where to go next.
Post by jetjackson on Jan 31, 2018 16:09:45 GMT -7
Yeah, it can pay to get to know the staff and/or owner in the climbing gym. I'm lucky with my gym - they're all climbers and the owner is pretty cool, so it's easier to develop relationships. I always chat with everyone when I go in, ask them about their latest climbing trip, ask the owner how the gym is going and throw around ideas about events and things they could do.