On another note, I finally rigged up a setup to do assisted pull-ups at home. I haven't had the access to a "real gym" that I need; so I've hung my set of basic Gold's Gym resistance bands over my simple Gold's Gym pull up bar. You just put your feet into the bands handles and start cranking out the pull ups! So easy, and I'm sure I paid less than $40 for all required items. Well worth it. And as my strength improves I can remove one band, and then another and reduce the assistance.
Here's to hoping that having all this readily available now will help me better prepare for this upcoming climbing season!