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Bear with me here but I’ve been brainstorming an idea that I’d like some input on.
My big struggle with leading steep (WI 5) ice has been placing screws. I can lap it on TR but with screw placement by the 4-5th screw placement I’m pumped and high enough to get freaked. So there is an obvious weakness I need to work on. And yes the best practice is on ice but between partners schedules, my work, avy hazards, etc to be consistent I have to create routine at home.
I’ve created a very specific Tread wall circuit that is short and 95%% effort. I out line it below and made it as short as I could.
– 1 lap around tread wall = 18 feet (-5 angle)
– 2x4s placed every other panel with pre drilled holes that accept the an I Bolt (simulated ice Screw) See attached pics.
– I climb with boots and crampons and do 2-3 swings every movement to simulate the required lock off on ice.
– I stop and place a I Bolt screw, clip quick draw, and remove 2x in a rotation (18feet), optimally 1 on each side. That equals 1 rep.
– I will add weight (weight belt) to myself to make 4 reps 95% effort.
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