Ropes & Lights


I finally put the scissor lift to good use this weekend and made some improvements. First I’d like to say that I don’t particularly love heights, but do enjoy doing things that convince me I can get a little more comfortable with things that are not always so comfortable at first. Using a scissor lift and going up 25+ feet in the air definitely falls into that category for me.

So the big update that you’re all going to enjoy is some new ropes on the 101 side. Those old ones were really falling apart and dropping rope fibers everywhere – what a mess!!! These new manila ropes are pretty sweet, and I got the sizing much better this time. They only hang about an inch or two on the ground, which will certainly make for way less chance of rolling an ankle (not that anyone has, but I was always worried about it). I’ve also added taped off markers which are accurate and should stay on there much better than ones we’ve had in the past – and did that on the fat ropes on the main class side as well. Here’s what they are:

  • Green = 12′. We don’t often Rx 12′ rope climbs, but may do so in the future. Whether it’s a more reasonable legless height to reach, a possible scale for those not comfortable going to the usual 15′, or perhaps the girl Rx from time to time. In any of those cases, we now have a 12′ marker!
  • Blue = 15′. This is the standard rope climb Rx height. It will probably still be the one most often used.
  • Black = 20′! Not sure if we’ll ever Rx that height, but why not have it. For those looking for an Rx+ and are super comfortable going up high. If you’re thinking of going up that high, you better have rope climbs on lock. You pretty much need to have a minimum of 10 unbroken pull-ups to even consider going up there – please keep that in mind.

Another update was replacing a whole bunch of light bulbs. Turns out some of the ballasts may be the issue, but nonetheless, way more operating lights and everything is much brighter. Because it’s kind of fun to see a timelapse of work like this, I pulled some video for your viewing pleasure:

Workout of the Day 4/24/2017 – Monday


A. RSP – Week 2, Day 1
Back Squat 5 x 5 @ 73%

B. Met-Con
EMOM 10:
30 Double Unders
Max Deadlifts (185#/135#)

Score total reps of Deadlifts.

CrossFit Lite

A. Met-Con
5 Burpees
10 Box Jumps (24″/20″)
15 KB Swings (1.5 pd/1 pd)

CrossFit 101

Push Jerk 5 x 5

4 Rounds:
10 Push Jerks
15 Wall Balls
20 Sit-Ups