I never thought I would progress so quickly but in one month I have gone from feeling like I could never climb to thinking that I may climb a mountain next summer!? How does that even happen? I just went for it.
Its been so empowering, stripping down to a tank and hanging from a harness. Screaming out as I use every bit of strength I have to go for the next hold. I am impressing the hell out of myself.
I think I may have found a new hobby that will far surpass the gym, working every part of my body including my brain.
Climbing is problem solving. Where to go next?
Its your core
and its calm.
Feeling like I can trust that gear and just hang in the harness. trust the knot that I tied. Not feel like I am dangerously close to a weight maximum. All of this stuff is rated for an elephant of force.
Also! Feeling like I am an equal part of our team and that I am not holding anyone back by being slow or a beginner is an amazing feeling. Everyone in the center can take whatever route they want, I can support them. Then I can take my routes. Whatever level you are at. It is an amazing supportive sport to do it this way. You need a partner.
On top of all that the people we have met at the climbing center have been awesome, friendly, encouraging and helpful.
Conquering my fear of heights and my own self consciousness is happening people. Its happening!
In the near future I would like to arrange a group of fathletes to climb with me. Will it be you?