Rock climbing rocks! Up until last weekend, I had only experienced rock climbing at indoor rock gyms. This past Sunday, however, I experienced this:
And I climbed this (I even made it to the top!)
They call that a chimney climb…you press your back against the rock behind you and put your feet on the rock wall in front of you and then climb up the wall. You can also drop your foot behind you against the rear wall and push yourself up that way – they call that a scissor kick. This looked so intimidating to me at first but once I got inside of it, it was so much fun…that is until I got to the top and saw a boulder jammed in there to my right, and realized I was in a scene from 27 Hours. “I have no idea how James Franco did this!” I yelled. “These hand holds are not as big as they are at the gym!” Everyone laughed. I figured if I distracted them with humor no one would pay attention to my struggling up the wall. But I reached the top and was lowered back down. Such a rush. I can’t wait to get back out and do it again!