Yes, it’s possible to have an adventure here without snow, thanks to Irene.
Irene is obsessed with climbing- it’s her thing… just like running or snowboarding is mine. I could snowboard or run everyday and be completely happy. Irene is this way about climbing, so I figured I’d give it a shot. Especially after getting kids up on a ropes course all summer, I figured it was time for me to get off the ground.
I climbed for the first time almost 2 weeks ago on a Saturday afternoon. Irene took me to the climbing gym where she has a membership and I did the whole day pass and gear rental thing. I got “certified” to belay and up I went. I was so scared the first time up, which was unusual for me- with activities I’m used to.. my attitude is usually BRING it on. I started out a little afraid, and still get that way once and awhile, but am really enjoying myself and making huge progress. I’m already up to a 5.8 level climb! I started at 5.6!
These photos are from tonight– my 3rd time climbing