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Climbing log update


It took many hours of work, but I’ve finally finished updating a spreadsheet with my climbing log details.  I’ve got pretty much all of the climbs I’ve done since October 2006 logged every which way, and now I can use this info to generate some cool graphs and charts to plot my progress.

Here are a few charts for your enjoyment.

First up, pitches by grade.  Well, actually it’s “climbs by grade” as of this writing, since I haven’t split out the multipitch data yet.  Apparently I spent most of my time on 5.9’s, followed by 5.10a and 5.8, and the 5.10b, c, and d grades are running neck-in-neck.  Also it’s interesting that all of my attempts (not yet redpointed) of Chain Gang (5.12a) at Jailhouse is really catching that grade up with the 5.10’s!

Number of pitches by type and year

Next up is number of pitches by type and year.  It’s pretty cool to note that 2008 was a great year for trad leading.  Also, even though we’re barely through the first two months of 2009, I’m already half way to the number of sport pitches I did for all of 2008.  Definitely gotta catch up on the trad pitches though. (Indian Creek will  help with that!).  Clearly though, if I’m gonna be a good big wall climber I really need to get more aid pitches in.

Finally, Pitches by Location.  Indian Creek and Yosemite are roughly tied for the most pitches.  Both places are amazing in different ways.  Now, to be strictly technical — I’ve climbed way more pitches in Yosemite, they just don’t show up in my data because I haven’t (yet) split out each pitch of multipitch climbs.  For example, in 2007 I climbed The Regular Northwest Face (5.9, C2) on Half Dome with Derek and Patty.  That was 23 pitches 22 of which are not counted.  Also, Northeast Buttress of Higher Cathedral (5.9) is 12 pitches, 11 of which are not counted.  You get the idea.  On the other hand, the Indian Creek data is roughly correct because practically everything I’ve done there is single pitch.

Well, that’s enough geeky data for now.  If you’ve read this far, you must be somewhat of a geek yourself.  For your reward, enjoy my climbing log itself.

1 comment to Climbing log update

  • Danielle

    Cool breakdowns! I’m interested in seeing what the multi-pitch data looks like and leading comparisons. I guess you have a bit of a geeky wife:-)

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