Friday, May 23, 2008

On belay

It has probably been over a decade since I put on a pair of climbing shoes, mostly because I found that catlike balance has never been my strong point. This theory was put to test on Thursday as I joined a group of coworkers at the climbing gym.

*I have soft hands. I don't mean this in a good way.
*Climbing indoor routes means a lot of checking holds for the color marking. Is this hold legal?
*Who wears short shorts?
*These self belay things at indoor gyms are cool, and a bit scary for awhile.
*Can I get a foot reduction? To maybe a size 9?

Anyhow, I could probably be talked into trying it again in a sooner time period than 10+ years. If my forearms have recovered by then...