Tuesday PRG

Tuesday PRG Session

 

Gym climbing sessions are great for keeping in climbing shape, work on your technique, and socializing with other climbers.

I am normally at PRG on Tuesday nights with a few regulars and both new and experienced climbers alike are welcome to join.  I'm keeping this pretty simple: show up at PRG between 6:30pm and 9pm and meet up with some fellow climbers, climb some routes, partake in some cheerful banters, share beta, and climb some more, then if there are enough interested, head out to Four Peaks (1/4 mile away) for some food and drinks (around 9-10pm).

If that sounds good to you, then RSVP and come and join us.

 

Basic FAQ:

- Are new climbers welcome?

Yes.  If you are feeling unsure or intimidated, put a comment in the post mentioning that you are new and would need some help so we'll know to look for you. Once at the gym, the PRG staff will get you a waiver and provide you basic belaying technique and climbing knowledge.  After that, grab a SCAB climbing partner and climb something.

- Do I need gear? How much does it cost.

The gym rents harnesses, shoes and carabiners.  SCAB members get a $10 day pass which can include gear if you need it and all memberships are at the Student Pricing.  The full price sheet is on the PRG website.

http://phoenixrockgym.com/PRG/prices.html

- How do I find the members?

Please look at the list of RSVP so that you have an idea of who's coming. Then when you get there, get a hold of the event organizer for help.  I leave a SCAB sign next to my gear on the ground in the middle of the rope area.  It's a good spot to find me and the other members.

- But I have more questions

e-mail the event organizer or put them in the event comments.  We'll do our best to answer all questions.

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  • Alexandre

    It seems that quite of few of us did the Endurance training session. I hope you're not too sore today! Seems like everyone that tried easily beat the goal of 400ft of climbing. Nice job everyone!

    Next week, it's a second round of Endurance. It's Endurance Plus, where we had 2 difficult routes to the mix.

    Keep it up!

    April 10, 2013

  • Kevin

    Looks interesting, is this a common meet up during the week?

    April 9, 2013

    • Joe C

      Yes, There is usually at least one gym meet-up scheduled per week. A lot of times there are 2 scheduled.

      April 10, 2013

  • Joe C

    Sorry, Brandi and I won't be able to make it tonight...

    April 9, 2013

  • Chase E.

    Hi everyone, just to let you know Alex will be the official host for the evening. We're having a 3-day design review at my work and we're almost 2 hours behind. Unless they stop the meeting early I will likely be late or not make it at all. Climb strong, everyone!

    April 9, 2013

    • Alexandre

      Chase, you're not here to rally the troops. Everyone is dropping off.

      April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had something come up. Won't make it.

    April 9, 2013

  • Brandy

    Got called into work. :(

    April 9, 2013

  • Alexandre

    Okay, so I'm going to try something new. I'll offer a training goal for each Tuesday session. If you want to attempt it, go at it and leave some comments/feedback right here on how you did and how you liked it.

    Today on the menu: Endurance Training.
    Your goal is to complete over 400ft of routes 80ft at a time.

    Only climb routes a grade or more below your on-sight limit. Say you can climb 5.10+ clean, then focus on 5.8 and 5.9s. The goal is not to push the grade level, but to get your body to accustomed to longer effort.

    Climb each route twice without taking any break (it's called lapping). Falling is okay, but your goal is to keep on moving. Try to keep your movements clean (quiet feet and glue hands). On your second lap, try to make the climb cleaner and more efficient than your first attempt. If there aren't enough routes available at your level, it's okay to climb the same route again.

    You will need to do at least 5 routes with the 2x lap, but aim for 6-10 routes.

    2 · April 9, 2013

    • Alexandre

      Of course you don't have to do this to attend the Tuesday SCAB gym session. I was just thinking of workout ideas to help me and others improve as climbers. Regardless, enjoy the SCAB session and if you do try this, put some feedback.

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • Chase E.

    Anyone who is new, feel free to find me after you watch the video and I will introduce you to our fantastic group of climbers! I'll have a S.C.A.B. folder with me, don't be shy!

    April 8, 2013

  • Nick N.

    so it looks like im the new guy here who hasn't climbed before. Anything of particular importance i should lookup/read/research, that will give me a slight edge on my first day?

    April 8, 2013

    • Joe C

      Nick, If you haven't been to PRG before, they have a safety video that you'll need to watch first. Maybe get there a little early... Otherwise, plan to have fun!

      1 · April 8, 2013

  • Alexandre

    Anyone wants to do a bit of endurance training? 6 to 7 routes. Keep it a grade or more below your normal limit. Lap each route twice (hit the ground and go again) and try to climb the second time cleaner and more efficiently.

    April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds like a good group exercise. I'm in :)

      April 8, 2013

  • Jeff R

    Anchors course tomorrow and Thursday. Have fun all!

    April 8, 2013

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