Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Rock Climbing

Last Saturday we went rock climbing at Reimer's Ranch with Live Adventure. It was only 94 degrees out, but the humidity made it quite oppressive.  Our guide, Brandon, was great.  He was patient, and all about safety.  We learned (or relearned) how to tie the figure 8 knot, how to belay, and all the commands. Despite the heat I really had fun.  We tried to hang out in the shade as much as possible. Brandon pointed out some poison ivy and we managed to avoid it.
Here I am presenting my knot to Ross so he can double check it.
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Video of me climbing.  Those large steps with one leg shredded my thighs.  I am finally almost recovered.
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Video of Ross climbing.  He wore the climbing shoes I got him cheap at a thrift store. Yay bargain hunting!

This adventure lasted from about 930a to about 230p.  I think we managed 5 or 6 climbs.  After we hiked back to the parking lot we could have taken a dip in the Pedernales River, but we were just too exhausted to hike down to it.  Instead we got some drinks at Sonic Happy Hour, took a shower, and I took a nap.

I would definitely do this again.  I feel a lot more comfortable belaying.  Of course I would just like it better if it weren't so hot and humid next time.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Wow! Impressive. I guess between this and the trapeze stuff, it's safe to say you're not afraid of heights? I'm scared of heights big time. I admire your bravery. You're my shero.