To Climb or not to Climb…

11 Nov

Happy Orange World

I decided to sign up for a beginner’s climbing class while in Arizona. I think the school and I have a very different definition of the word beginner.  I have been climbing since I was a kid…apparently this type of climbing is called bouldering. I also have experience indoor climbing and rappelling, but this was a new experience – top-rope protected climbs on high angled rock faces.

Their website states “Rock climbing’s special combination of mental and physical challenges make it a unique experience. The intrinsic rewards that come from combining concentration, agility, balance, strength and judgment are unequalled in any other sport.” – I agree.  It was scary – and lots of thinking – Where the hell am I going to grab next?? – and Damn why am I so short?? Tall people have many more options! Um…this is hard. –  went through my mind…

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