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Rock Climbing

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cybergeisha.net - Rock Climbing Mosaic

Rock Climbing Mosaic by rivetgirl

At REI Seattle, mere blocks from my apartment, they have a truly monumental climbing structure. Since we can see it from our apartment, and have never gone, Tyler, Erik and I decided to go down to REI and climb before Tyler had to go home.

It was a LOT of fun. The rock is far taller when you are standing next to it, and taller-seeming when you are half way up, looking down. I made it 3/4 of the way to the top before my wrists started hurting badly (I have tendonitis in both wrists) and I feared I’d injure myself if I climbed any more, so even though I was fairly sure I could make it, I opted to come down before reaching the top.

The boys did considerably better than I did. Tyler made it all the way to the top on his first try - not too bad for a Minnesota boy! Erik chose a very difficult climb but still made it most of the way up before he got tired and came back down. He was like spider man! Tyler tried a second ascent on one of the hardest routes and made it a good portion of the way up before he was too tired to keep going.

I’m excited to go again. It’s only $5 for REI Members (which I am) and we literally live 5 minutes (walking) away. Great exercise, too. We all felt like our arms were made out of jello and feeling the adrenaline rush on the walk home. It was surprisingly fun, a really great way to spend an hour with my friends. And I’m totally not a “sports/outdoorsy” person.

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