Thursday, 28 June 2007

Taster Session

Just back from a taster session at Transition Extreme. What a rush! I've never known my fingertips to have been given such a workout. 15 quid for a full hour and a half of bouldering and climbing; including shoes, harness and helmet (and chalk if needed). Great instruction, no rushing.

The belaying was easier than on the winter skills course, as the climber was above, rather than below me.

Handholds are smaller in real life than on the telly. And there are different type of grips. I managed about half-way up the orange wall in the climbing wall photo before the nerves kicked in, and my upper body froze. Hey ho. I've just got to keep pushing the comfort level.

Good luck to Jim, who's off to the Inn Pinn soon.