Manphibian 9a by Christian Mercene

11 July 2022

Christian Mercene has done Andy Raether's Manphibian (9a) in Mt Charleston. "I started putting in work on Manphibian this season after I sent the first section (Spyfiction 5.14c) last year. After about 13 days of consistent and steady progress and punting on the last hard move twice, I was able to finally send!" (c) Matt Levy

Did you do any specific or replica training?
I followed a power endurance work out called the 30/30s that I got after listening to Joe Kinder on the Nugget climbing podcast. I chose 6 boulder problems that feel consistent with the moves of Manphibian. The workout would consists of 30 seconds of work and 30 seconds of rest 6 boulders in a row. After each week I would decrease the rest time between reps. On my second day I would train on a spray wall replica that mimicked the intensity and time under tension/ rest of Manphibian.

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