It’s been YEARS since I last did any rock climbing. So I was pretty pleased with my efforts last Friday. Yes, I went to climb some rocky wall! 😀
Jimmy, Shan and Hooi were there as well. So since Jimmy was the one experienced one in rock climbing, he did all the work – belaying!
So we newbies were excited and full of pride as we begun our ascending journey.
First off, we got a few lessons in tying the “8” knot from Master Jimmy.
This is Shan, on her first attempt. Got to admire her for her determination. Is it wrong of me to think about food before I even started climbing?
I like this pose of Hooi. She looks like a pro already haha!
And this is me! Half way up the wall. Thinking, why the hell is this so hard?
Honestly, there’s more to rock climbing than scaling rocks. It really works on your mental determination. See I am hanging so high up there already and I am halfway to the top. My arms ache…terribly and the next rock looks so far away (hey not every rock can be held on to)!
What do I do?
Suck it up and push ahead? But my body has no strength to push me up anymore.
Let go and give up?
I think I am lazy. Not determined. Cos just the thought of having to climb half the wall again to continue my wall to the top makes me push ahead. Haha! Makes sense doesn’t it?
When I do reach the top, my ache is forgotten and I get such a great sense of satisfaction! Will I do it again? Yes I will. And this time, I will push myself harder.
Shan did really well. Check out her cute froggy kungfu pose. LONG LOST SHAOLIN FROG ok.
I ached for 3 days in a row after that. My fingers, forearms and arms were weak and ached like mad. SHIOK. Haha! If you have flabby arms, this is IT for you man. Cos the underside of my upper arms ached like &#(&#(!@#*!@.
I did this at Civil Service Club @ Tessensohn road. $16 for entrance fee, harness and shoe rental. The bouldering room was fun too.