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Simple question, right? Well, the simple answer is that yes, in my opinion, it worked wonderfully. In fact, my training season is ramping back up as I write this, and I plan on continuing with the high/low approach.
I've been friends with, climbed with, and offered training advice to Yasmeen Fowler for several years. While her email didn't exactly surprise me, the timing of it did. Back in the spring of 2009 she broke through the 12d barrier with the classic "Jesus Wept" at Red River Gorge, and added another 12d in the fall of the same year
As I've mentioned about 24,593 times, for most of the season I exchanged my superlight sport harness for a far too heavy toolbelt. We're nearing the finish, and I'm extremely proud of what we've created. Yes, it came at the cost of what could have been a great season for me. Outweighing that is the fact that we've completely rebuilt a house out of our pocket... which means zero debt... which means more future climbing trips. I can hardly wait.
I'll be the first to admit that I didn't have very high expectations for this case study. I was positive that Taylor had the skills to put it all together. I was positive that if he applied himself, he'd do well. However, I wasn't so sure that he'd stick to the program for more than a week or two. His mother told me that I didn't need to do all this training to find out that he had trouble focusing.
You might say that Taylor has a hard time focusing on things for very long. Based on my time spent climbing with him, I would certainly say that. This knowledge played a big part in how I approached coming up with a program for him.
I'm just gonna get it out of the way right now... this particular case study is almost like cheating. My goal is to recruit 3 people for these informal studies: One relative beginner, one average climber who's bumped into a ceiling, and one above average climber who only needs direction. I'm starting with the latter.