I love going to the climbing gym, and that is not a relationship I have had with a gym. Being there I feel like I am in a special club of people that...pull themselves up walls? Ha when you put it that way I guess it sounds a little silly but really its very fun. Its so challenging, mentally and physically.
And now that its spring its almost time to go outside!
Thats right, I am going to go climb some rocks.
I am exited, nervous, scared and excited!! Its going to be a whole other ball game. The rocks will be different than the wall but one of the biggest differences is that the route will not be a brightly coloured trail that I can clearly follow, I will need to find my route.
End of may the ropes go up and I can go outside to test what I got.
Until then I am still battling a 5.9 route in the corner at my gym (reminder that climbing wall ratings start at 5.1 and go to 5.13) This 5.9 is right at the edge of my limits, I know I can do it but its taking time. It takes the strength I have but I know if I can continue to work on it I will figure out the better way up.
Yesterday I didn't get any higher than the last time that I tried but I did get up faster, and thats something.
Getting more and more legit.
And yes, pulling yourself up a wall is real cool my friends.