|You can get there!|
The climbing itself is an adventure. Whether you’re leading a climb or just practicing some top roping, it is an adrenaline-charged, emotional journey. Once you are on belay and acknowledge to the belayer that you’re ready to climb, you have committed and it becomes very hard to back down. You dip your hands in your chalk bag to steady yourself and begin the journey. As you work your way up you constantly surprise yourself. You use muscles you never even considered beforehand. It’s pure finger tips and toes. Sometimes you find yourself balancing precariously on your pinky toe, holding on with only your fingernail. The higher and higher you climb the more of a mind trip it becomes. It’s just you and the rock. You fall in love with rough, friction-filled faces; and curse glacier polished, moss-covered expanses. It is fun, scary, and challenging. You must give it all you’ve got. The only other option is to give in and get lowered down.
|This student had a great opportunity to rock climb|
and spend time with her family.