Climbing Conditioner


Climbing Conditioner - Howe Stairs

Urban stair climbing to get in shape for the season!

  • Wed, Feb 21, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 1.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

6:30 pm at top of the stairs

Part of the informal series to do either of the following as it suits you best to get in shape for winter scrambles in March/April:

(1) Weighted uphill hike (10%-35%BW) so that the pace is limited by the strength in the legs and be under Aerobic Threshold (AeT). Time or weight will be increased on a weekly basis.

(2) Interval training hike with urban essential backpack only. Fast paced hike to stay below Lactate Threshold levels for 10 to 15 mins with easy pace for next 5 mins, going up and down the stairs.


Capitol Hill

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 essentials and filled water jugs to appropriate weight in the backpack as desired. Hiking poles are personal choice.

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