Today we finished our lead climbing class. That’s where you climb and clip your rope in as you go along…and is more technically challenging for both climber and belayer (“holding the rope”).
I(we) still have to take the test, but I caught bf on 5 or 6 semi-unexpected falls at the end so test feels like a formality. I have the skills. And I’m READY. (Mega-props to our awesome instructor, I was a wreck last week.)
This isn’t like, a goal I’ve been eyeing for a long time…this is straightup something I didn’t even think I’d ever attempt…that I’d ever be qualified to attempt, until the last…3 mos?
You have to climb at a certain level (10a) to even test/learn…and that seemed unattainable when I was barely doing 9s at my best. But I was one move short of doing an 11a clean (no falls) Tuesday, so…here we are. Practice makes perfect and training makes muscles. (And I’m barely 5’3" and unfortunately pushing 200 lb. Not your what you’d call “ideal” climbing build, by a long shot lol!)
Hi, I’m galliver, and I’m in the best (climbing) shape of my life! And I’m hecka proud!!! The end.