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Real Rock Climbing

Tomorrow is going to be a full and exciting day for me. I am driving down to Mt. Scott near the Wichita Mountains wildlife refuge near Medicine Park, Oklahoma to attend my first outdoor climbing class. I am super excited!

The Class

My camera bag packed with climbing gear.

The class hosted by Climb Up Gym starts at 9:30 in the morning so it will be an early start for me but I’ll have my caffeine and music with me so I’ll be ready to go. It’s a small class. There’s my friend Mack, Brian who I haven’t met yet, and I are participating.

We’ll be toproping Mt. Scott. I don’t know which routes we’ll be climbing there but I’ll let you know in my next article summarizing my experience and how it went. Honestly, I am completely fine with toproping. I don’t know how comfortable I would be doing lead because I haven’t done that in a while. Knowing myself, I would be more anxious in a bad way and that’s not good to be while climbing.

One thing I am curious to know is if I will be anchored somehow or not while belaying. I can bet you that I will be the smallest and lightest person out of the group. So, having to belay the guys will be interesting. I really hope I am tied to a tree so I don’t go up if whoever is climbing falls. However, if not, then I’ll have to brace myself like I do for lead. But we’ll have to see.

Rain, Rain Go Away

I’m glad the weather cooperated this weekend so we could climb. We were supposed to go last weekend but we were rained out. The forecast showed a wet day and I was hoping that would change. Nevertheless, we had to reschedule for a different day. I just hope it’s not going to be too hot to climb.

Post or It Didn’t Happen

It will be nice to have some real climbing experience under my belt. So, I can go and climb outdoors more often. I’m really looking forward to it. Can you tell? As I mentioned earlier, I will post on the blog about how the class went and my experience with it later that week. Until then, happy climbing!