Monday, October 25, 2010

The Rock Star Climbs A Wall

A few weeks back when we went to the Target Book Fair, our girl climbed her first rock wall.  She was about 2 pounds lighter than the counter weight so it was hard for her to get the hang of it.  She did decide that she liked climbing and wanted to try again.

On Sunday, we went out to breakfast with my parents at a place near an REI.  After we finished eating we headed over to REI for a quick climb.

I was pleased to learn that one climb cost $10 but a membership for the family for life cost $20.  With the membership, everyone in the family climbs for free any time they want. 

Everyone who climbs borrows climbing shoes.  Aren't they cute?  They have some kind of metal weights or something in them.  I am not even going to pretend I know about climbing!
Her guide was a man and she didn't seem to mind to much as he strapped her into her harness.  She looks so excited.
They give a little demo before the first climb and continue to give tips to make all climbers better.  Our guide was very good with kids.
Look at her go!  She is about half way up the wall.  It appears there are different difficultly levels on each side of the rock.  We stayed on the front.
Don't look down!!  She made it half way when the guide called up something about keeping her eye on her feet.  She didn't hear him so she looked down to say "What?!" 

Not a good idea! She saw how high up she was and totally psyched her self out.

She repelled down like a pro to end her climb.

We are all looking forward to the next time we go out for a climb.  Maybe the entire family will get on the wall.  Well, maybe everyone but me...

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