So it took me all summer but I finally took my beginner outdoor climber course!
It took all summer for a few reasons: and all the reasons relate to being busy, distracted and tired.
But finally my brother and I signed up for a two day class to learn how to lead the rope up the wall and how to assist a climber that is leading a rope up the wall. Some knew knots, a bunch of safety. Lots and lots on new information!
First day is an indoor lesson to prepare for a full outdoor day the next day. I was nervous, I haven't been climbing all summer. And again my same old insecurities played in but it was a good night.
Honestly I loved being back there, feeling more confident, learning. Its legit.
This is a sport that inspires so much in me and I just have to commit better to it to keep it in my life. Make a plan and execute because I know very well how easy it is to fall off the track and not notice how much time had passed.
So indoor complete and I home to fret and not sleep very much and then head out very early to the mountains
That was a little disappointing but this will not be the last time we go and I learned much about the skills that I am going to have to work on in the gym this fall and winter so I can get out there and kill it next summer.
Im so jazzed to get out there and get up some real rocks. Really push what it means to remain logical, trust the gear I set up and trust my partner and get to the top of a climb.
As per usual my shoutouts go to the Calgary Climbing Center for being amazing and welcoming. And to my freaking awesome brother who I am so happy to share this hobby with. This was his birthday gift and I was very happy to give it to him.