I’m getting a little bit ahead of myself but I’m a planner and as I’m tapering for my current objective (lib ridge) I’m thinking about whats next.
I’ve realized I’d like to get better at alpine rock climbing. A friend of mine got me the rock climbers training manual (RCTM) a few years ago and I finally got around to reading it. I’d like to climb my trad onsight/redpoint grade (10s) in the alpine (Bugaboos) next summer and I was going to do a cycle or two of RCTM to get strong at rock climbing but I don’t want to lose all the gains I’ve made doing TFNA this past year. I’d also like to actively build on my base.
In trying to figure out how to combine the two programs, I was considering extending the transition period to 4 months to cover the duration of one cycle of RCTM and then re-evaluate and see if I need another cycle or switch to TFNA and maintain climbing strength. If it makes a difference, I can start training in early August and I would be climbing in July (although I plan to quit training sometime around April to go on a climbing road trip, so I wont be training so much as “practicing”)
Also potentially relevant, my alpine combine 1000ft time is 31 min, I have terrible upper body strength (cant do a dip, did 11 pull ups, 15 push ups), and good core strength.
Does anyone have thoughts on how to combine these two programs or more generally, how to improve climbing strength and improve moving through the mountains strength over the same time period?