Time flies — just see how long it takes
For these flies here, without mistakes,
To crawl up to the top of wall
Avoiding any slip or fall.
Although, like spiders on a web
From summit, flow can downward ebb;
No need to climb down back to ground
When one can simply hang around!
This climbing lark is fun, but it is not easy at first to trust oneself to that belay equipment and simply fall backwards after completing the climb. On the first occasion I bottomed out on my bottom — hard! — through over-caution.
I promised to post some of the pics of the family doing their thing, which is why this has been given preference now that I have managed to get my old router back in acti0n. I tried to commission a new one just before our departure for the UK, and totally lost the internet. Thenceforward I have been posting on my Windows phone, with a series of rather poor connections and a certain amount of under-breath cursing.
It is sheer joy to be able to return to my customary verbosity on a full-sized keyboard while viewing my concoction on a monitor with all the glories of cinemascope. Since my return and up until now other things have been intervening like unpacking the ten tons we brought back, seeing friends and family, lawns to be mowed and sundry chores, things to be repaired, and all that jazz.
Soon, with any luck, I may be able to resume my visits to friends on WordPress. Catching up completely will be impossible, so if anyone has posted a particularly rare gem during the past month I should not miss, please point it out to me.
And I always thought my posts were all rare gems. Bang goes another thingy
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Well, I did visit most of them later!
Climbing that wall looks like quite a challenge!
Particularly if one selects one of the more difficult colour-coded routes, where you can only use hand- or footholds of a certain colour. I managed a 5, but the UK family are on 6+.
Rock climbing was YS’s hobby while at Varsity. No fear of heights, unlike his mother. Well done for trying this.
I enjoyed climbing in my youth, but less on mountains and more inside caves where it is a unique challenge added to the fun of discovery, and a way of getting to unexplored territory.
Ouch – to he bottomed out.
And what cool modern stuff we have.
My oldest son always rocked the climbing wall and my youngest excelled at ropes and other things – I think there is a body type that does better with scaling –
And cool photos
Only once. Then I learnt to kick off the wall and then get legs down for the landing.
I have a light and agile build which helps. I even climbed a tree for fun today while watching the kids ride bicycles in a local green area.
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oh wow – how awesome that your body is wired for this… 🙂
cheers to a fun new year
This sort of climbing is intriguing. So you controlled fall to get down? That would be better for me than trying to climb backwards – not much good at having to look down to get down safely.
(Impressed you’ve been using a phone for blogging. Tiny visions for sure. Sounds like you’ve had a great time. )
Not sure if I agree with the wall philosophy of once at the top, end of task. In true rock climbing more than half the challenge is getting down safely, and there are certain risky moves one wouldn’t make if they needed to be done in reverse on the way down.