Friday, April 22, 2011

Indoor Rock Climbing - Climb on, and on, and on!

This adventure was so super fun!  Tasha, Jennie and I booked an intro class at the Calgary Climbing Center for a cool $40.  I wasn't too sure what to expect, but was amazed at the actual facility.  It has climbing everything!  I'm just a beginner (obviously) but I'm sure if I was a climbing savant, this is the place I would like to be.  The clientele looked like they were VERY serious about their climbing.  Our instructor, Dan, was really great and most of all patient (it can't be easy teaching girls that giggle at each others bums in the harness).  Dan taught us how to tie a terrific figure eight knot and then we learned how to attach the ropes to ourselves.  Our partner figured out the belay system (can't remember what any of the devices are called) and then before you knew it one girl was scaling the wall and the other was managing the other end!  It was awesome!  I'd like to tackle this outside as the indoor thing got old pretty quick, but because of our crumby climate, this was the best we were going to do in April.  Because there were three of us, I broke off for a little bit and helped a fellow climber.  Unfortunately for him, I dropped him.  Sorry guy.  He really wasn't hurt, just a little fazed...poor kid.  That is just another reminder that I should always try to PAY ATTENTION!  Will I climb again, hells yeah!  Will the guy I dropped?  Who knows?

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