Climbing Conditioner


Climbing Conditioner - Howe Stairs

Informal conditioning series to run until end of June. Heavy packs Mar to May; and then leg stretching to taper off in June.

  • Wed, Apr 17, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 0.5 mi

5:30 pm at top of Howe 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

Required equipment is determined by the leader and will be communicated in advance. 

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