Thursday, May 28, 2009

Intro to Climbing

Last night I took a course at a climbing gym to learn how to tie ropes, put on a harness, and belay. So now I can not only go to the gym to risk my own neck, but the necks of countless others as well... Actually, according to Dave, the owner of the gym and my instructor, it's us new climbers who are safest because we triple check everything. It's still going to be a while before I climb outside, and before I'm entirely over my fear of heights, but I'm thinking it should get easier now that I know what I'm doing and don't have to rely on anyone else to help me with my gear. Guessing it's also going to be a while before I no longer feel like I have four feet while I'm trying to get up a 5.9 route.

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