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Tim Babcock 01-13-2014 04:16 PM

Re: The Shed 'O Pain
Mobility Work
10 KBS 35, 45, 53#
pull-ups 4-7-10 (last 10 were C2B)
5 burpees
3 rounds


1 Front Squat
45, 65, 95, 115, 135, 155, 175, 185, (tried 205 twice)

150 wallball shots for time: 10:03

Tried to do some dubs afterwards. Managed to get only 40 by the 12 minute mark. Need to work on my dubs.

Finished up with 2 bar muscle ups on the 30 seconds for 2:30 and 1 for an additional 2:30. 15 total.

JT Kalnay 01-14-2014 01:22 PM

Re: The Shed 'O Pain
@Tim, nice combination of strength work and Open-relevant metcon.
You're going to crush it this year.

Tuesday January 14, 2014

goblet squat and KBS warmup

squat clean practice to 95#

snatch practice to 95#

squat clean and jerk practice to 115#

did about 1/3 of a "normal" lifting workout, trying to be smart

very promising, one step at a time.

JT Kalnay 01-15-2014 04:07 PM

Re: The Shed 'O Pain
Wednesday January 15, 2014

Successfully completed the online judge's course for the 2014 Open. So, while I won't be able to compete, I'll be able to participate as a judge.

Today's training for Peru. Four laps of Hogsback Lane up to the memorial in Rocky River Reservation (2.33 miles, 700' elevation gain, 700' elevation loss). When I can do this 20 times in a row I'll be ready! Right now my legs are like jello. Am thinking that tomorrow will be a rest day... [url][/url]

Tim Babcock 01-15-2014 04:50 PM

Re: The Shed 'O Pain
10 KBS 35#
pull-ups 4-7-10 C2B
5 burpees
3 rounds


5 @ 45, 65, 95, 115, 135, 155, 175, 185, & 4 @ 205#.

30 KBS 53#
15 Wallballs
7 power snatches @ 95#
3 rounds
Rest 1:1
3:27, 3:12, 3:10

Finished up with 100 Dubs.

JT Kalnay 01-16-2014 12:35 PM

Re: The Shed 'O Pain
Thursday January 16, 2014

Rest Day (calves and back are a bit dodgy after yesterday's hill-walking. The uphill is fine, coming downhill is tough on my joints...)

@Tim, @Jeff,
I guess we were lucky to get the Meadow when we did.
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In late October, 2013, large boulders blocking the road appeared on Propp’s Ridge Rd and the old railroad grade that parallels the Meadow River on its south/west side. These boulders have effectively blocked vehicular access to the Meadow’s Southside Crags including Area 51, The Other Place, Orange Wall, Mud Hueco, Brilliant Pebble, Rehab Crag and the crags along Glade Creek, which parallels Propp’s Ridge Rd.

For NRAC, and locals, this came as no surprise. Land ownership along the Meadow and Glade Creek has been in a state of flux since long before climbers began to explore the Meadow River cliff line, which they did on foot, hiking in from Highway 19 along the railroad tracks which were still in place. It wasn’t until 1999 that the tracks were pulled up and climbers began to drive in and park along the Meadow River to access the climbing areas. For those around at the time, the easy access had a too-good-to-be-true feel to it, and losing it wasn’t an issue of if, but when.

Immediately after the roads were blocked, representatives from NRAC began discussions with land owners, the National Park Service, the County Commission, and others to explore options that would allow for continued access to the climbing resources along the Meadow River’s Southside crags.

What We Know:

Land ownership along the South side of the Meadow is a complex mish-mash of different stake holders that has been in a constant state of change. Simply determining who placed the boulders and who owned the different parcels of land was a challenge in its own right. After some research, Fayetteville climber and GIS specialist, Levi Rose, compiled a map (below) that offers some insight into the land ownership, as well as the location of the road blocks and the affected cliff line. The road blocks are indicated as red dots. There are three: one at the entrance to the railroad grade near Nallen, one along the railroad grade just downstream of the intersection with Propp’s Ridge Rd, and one that blocks both the trestle and the road over the top of the waterfall along Propp’s Ridge Rd.

The road blocks were placed by The Forestland Group, a timber investment management organization. They continue to manage the property, but have sold the mineral rights of nearly 11,000 acres, including the Propp’s Ridge access road, to a coal company called Xinergy Corp. Talks with the Forestland Group revealed that restricting vehicular access and recreational use was done at the request of their insurance company due to liability concerns. This closure is not directed specifically at climbers, but at all recreational user groups. Forestland Group has been continuously open and receptive to working with NRAC and has indicated that the potential for future recreational use on their land is a possibility. Currently, hiking, biking, and climbing on their property is considered trespassing and signs are clearly posted.

Later discussion with the County Commission revealed that the railroad grade along the Meadow River is part of a “Rails to Trails” land easement held by Greenbrier and Fayette Counties. This 2012 purchase was made possible with over $435,000 of grants secured for the project by the West Virginia Department of Highways and the National Park Service.

What It Means For Climbers:

Vehicular access to the Southside crags is quite likely gone for good. Hiking in from the road block at the waterfall on Propp’s Ridge Rd cuts directly through Forestland property and would be considered trespassing. The railroad grade that parallels the river, on the other hand, is completely open to hiking and biking along its entire length. However, stepping off the side of the road to hike, fish, or climb, throughout the portion upstream of the intersection with Propp’s Ridge Rd, would be considered trespassing. The land neighboring the railroad grade downstream of the road block near the intersection with Propp’s Ridge Rd. is not on Forestland property.

The cliffs located on Forestland property are: Rehab Crag (not included in any guidebook), High Density Feed Lot and Congo (2nd edition guidebook only), and Mud Hueco.

The Brilliant Pebble, Area 51, The Other Place, Hedrick’s Creek, and Orange Wall are not located on Forestland Property.

What To Do:

Working with the Forestland Group and other land managers to find a legitimate and user-friendly access alternative will not be a quick and easy process. That said, we have faith that solutions to these challenges can be worked out. In the interim, we know that climbers are a resourceful bunch. If the climbing is good enough, climbers will find a way to get there. For now, the most legitimate way to access the crags along the South side of the river that are not on Forestland property is to park off of Dietz or Underwood Road as you would for the Lower and Upper Meadow. Hike down to the river, take your shoes off and get wet! Once on the other side of the river, Area 51 and the Other Place are about 2.5 miles upstream and Orange Wall is about 2 miles downstream. These areas are still within an easy and flat one hour hike of the car. It should go without saying that the Meadow River can be quite dangerous, or impossible, to cross at high water. Use your judgment!

Remember that YOU are the New River Alliance of Climbers. Our motto is “Get Involved, Be Informed, Stay Connected.” We’ll do our best to keep you updated on the evolving changes and we encourage everyone to stay informed and share the info with others. Please use your best judgment when accessing these areas and remember that your actions could affect our large community of climbers. Have fun out there!

Tim Babcock 01-16-2014 04:20 PM

Re: The Shed 'O Pain
2 problems
10 burpees-each with an extra push up at the bottom.
10 pronators each arm
5 rounds

1 campus lap
15 hip extensions
8 GHD sit-ups
10 reverse wrist curls
10 rounds
I alternated hip extensions and GHD sit-ups so I did 5 sets of each. I only did 5 sets of reverse wrist curls too.

I had heard something was up at the Meadow. Now I know the scuttlebutt. I hope things get straightened out some day soon. Thanks for the info JT. BTW are you out of town this weekend? I know we talked about it but I forget.:confused: I may go to Tiffin on Sunday for their snatch class.

JT Kalnay 01-17-2014 07:53 PM

Re: The Shed 'O Pain
Friday January 17, 2014

15 minutes easy rowing warmup.
500m for time, 1:40, very encouraging

Squat clean and jerk practice to 70kg.
Snatch practice to 60kg.

Very very very encouraging.

Then, watched New London come from 15 down with 2:40 to go to beat Conference leaders Plymouth with a buzzer beater three pointer. Very exciting.

Tim Babcock 01-18-2014 09:37 AM

Re: The Shed 'O Pain
10 KBS 35#
pull-ups 4-7-10 (last 10 were C2B)
5 burpees
3 rounds

5 Overhead Squats
45, 64, 95, 115, 135, 155, & 2 @ 175

10 minute AMRAP
10 thrusters 95#
10 C2B pull-ups
3 rounds + 15 reps

Double Unders
I think 64 might be a PR.

JT Kalnay 01-18-2014 11:18 AM

Re: The Shed 'O Pain
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Saturday January 18, 2014

It was a little brisk in the Shed 'o Pain this morning (yes, that's frost/ice on the oly bar...)

Some kb swings, lunges, and pass throughs to warmup.

5 front squats at
45, 65, 95, 135, 155

Then watched the Lady Wildcats lose their 44th in a row...

Tim Babcock 01-19-2014 05:31 PM

Re: The Shed 'O Pain
Worked out at Crossfit Tiffin.


50 reps for time of:
A fun wod.

Did a few ring and bar muscle ups. Worked on a Backward Roll to Support with Jared. I got one with Jared pushing down on the back of my knees and pushing up on my chest. I will keep working on this.

Participated in the Olympic Lifting Seminar led by Jared. We went through several progressions with a pvc. Continued with 45# bar and slowly worked up to 135#. Got it from the floor 2nd go. I was too worked to try anything heavier. Jared did a great job leading the seminar and I got a lot from it.

I spent 3 hours there. Time flies when you're having fun.

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