Last week Stephanie, and I met up at the local climbing gym to have a fun night out!
Stephanie is always so fun to be around and constantly cracks me up. She’s so easy to talk to, too, and I learn so much when I’m around her. Mainly because I eat candy and she eats Gluten Free. But whatever it is we talk about, I’m always eager to listen and learn from her. I can’t wait til we hang out again buddy! :)
I’ve been climbing since the local gym back home in Newfoundland opened its doors back in 1994. I think it’s time I invest in my third harness though. But I really dislike the automatic double backing of the new harnesses. I’m old school. Or old.I’m also ready to fight anyone who comes across my path. Or route. Don’t be takin my route! Kidding. I was stretching. Or something.
By the time we were both warmed up, I decided to put my trust in Stephanie who has only belayed twice ever. She did a wonderful job and I felt totally confident in her belaying abilities! That’s saying a lot. I’m hard to trust people with my LIFE.
Stephanie also did a great job climbing some routes. She didn’t rent any climbing shoes and sported her Toms up the walls.
Resting my forearms by hanging with my elbows straight out and switching my feet below. If you keep your body into the wall you’ll waste energy. Thus… the straight arms shown here. I’m not hang-dogging! lol
Here’s the rest of the sequence of me climbing to the top. That last move in the far right photo, my forearms were so pumped I just gave up. Burnt right out.
The routes at the local gym are kinda wonky. I feel like they’re graded easier. Either that or the gym I’m used to back home grades really hard. I haven’t climbed in 3 months and I can pop on and get 3/4 the way up a 5.10. When I was climbing regularly back in the Fall I was practically on sighting (I know, sorry that’s climber’s talk) 5.11’s sometimes! That’s not possible after taking a 6 year break from climbing you guys. Whatever. I kinda like it.
I had the best time climbing with you Steph! Let’s go again soon :)
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