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31 July 2006 @ 06:48 am
yay climbing  
We met up about noon this time and were at the gym till... three or four i think. There were just three of us this time so we started out going in rotation till i got too tired to do the big wall. I started out on the 5.6 i tried at the end of last time and actually made it up to the top. Then i tried a 5.7 which they said was pretty easy and made it up fine. Then did a couple more 5.6s, but on the second or third one i i ran into a gap that i couldn't make it past because my arms weren't strong enough anymore to hold me up while i tried to get my feet up to the next set of grips.

After that i tried the shorter wall a couple times, i found one set of V0s that i could actually make it up to the top with, though coming back down was kind of scary. I'm sure i wouldn't hurt myself if i just dropped from the top, but i don't really want to try it =P I still can't make it up the V0 set of yellows that i was trying last week, at least not after doing several of the big climbs, but if i cheated and used both the yellow and the green i could do it.

The muscles in my upper left arm are rather sore, and i managed to bang my left knee into one of the grips on the short wall, but other than that i don't feel particularly sore =/

We did dinner after that and hung around talking for awhile and i ended up getting home about 8. I vaguely considered going to Malediction since i was still feeling rather bouncy, but i decided to listen to the advice of everyone who suggested that that might be a stupid idea :) Of course then i ended up staying up till 1am talking to people on IM anyways, so it wouldn't have made _that_ much difference if i'd gone clubbing :)
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
cwendy41cwendy41 on July 31st, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
The shorter walls are the ones that you boulder on without the harness, right?
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 31st, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
boulder on? They're short walls that you climb without a harness with mats underneath for when you fall, rated V0, V1, etc.
cwendy41cwendy41 on July 31st, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Bouldering is what we called it. They're on the right side of Hangar 18 when you walk in, and they're kind of towards the back part.
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 2nd, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, those are the ones, though they're pretty much all along the right wall except for the small part where the desk is.
Vesperasol_rei on July 31st, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
Wow...climbing sounds like so much fun. I wish there was a place here I could do it. ^_^
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 31st, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
There isn't? I'd be kinda surprised if there wasn't somewhere around there where you could go.