Friday, November 25, 2011

climb on.

Last weekend Sarah, Tynnielle and I met up at Urban Climb for one of our girl's weekend adventures. It all started with our bike ride last month and now we are thinking of all sorts of fun activities to try!

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Sarah had been to Urban Climb before and was the instigator for this adventure. Her boyfriend, Andy, use to come here a few days a week as a training/workout. Urban Climb is by far the best rock climbing gym I had ever seen (and I also love how it is referred to as gym- because that is what it is if you ask me... or my ridiculously sore arms!).  

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Years... and YEARS ago I took up climbing with a friend of mine. I think we went about 5 times before we realized climbing wasn't really our thing and so we quit. Of course not before my friend had talked her mother in to buying her all of her own equipment (harnesses, shoes, chalk bags, etc).  I wonder if she still has that stuff laying around somewhere....?

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Because it had been so many years since my last climbing experience, we went through a quick lesson on how to use the belaying equipment and rope system. Go on- ask me what a "grigri" is because I now know!

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While we all did really well (in my opinion of course) Sarah was the best by far! She was like a spider with her long skinny limbs. If you blinked for too long you would have missed her climb to the top completely.

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We all took turns belaying, climbing and taking pictures until Tynnielle and I got really tired and decided to just watch Sarah kill the green route over and over again. She is a machine!

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We liked the green brain rock on this wall.  They had a lot of interesting shaped rocks at this gym. I think my favourite one was shaped like an elephant. Very creative.

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Tynnielle- the master belayer!

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After a few hours of climbing on and off, we were completely worn out. Sarah and I gave "bouldering" and quick try before giving in to our worn out forearms and calling it a day.

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I think all of us had a really great time and got a good workout as well. I am looking forward to going back again as soon as I can move my arms without wincing with pain, haha.

Thanks for the great day ladies! I look forward to our next weekend date.  Paddle boating, right?!?! haha.

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