Ive been thinking about trying rock climbing for a couple of years but just never seem to find the time to do it. Recently, it has been coming up repeatedly and I decided it is time to give it a shot. I researched the 2 climbing gyms in my area and decided on Stone Gardens (largely because they actually had a slot open for todays class). So this afternoon at 3 pm, I arrived for my first time [ever] climbing.
There were 4 of us in the class and we spent the 1st hour or so tying knots and belaying. The next hour and change we practiced climbing. It was pretty terrifying at first. My heart was racing and I was pretty shaky. But I made it up the wall without too much trouble. The 2nd time I went up it went much faster, though I was still nervous.
Im not 100% sure if I like it or not. I need to practice more and see if I get less scared. But I made plans to meet one of the other women in my class on Wednesday to give it another go. Another new sport? Only time will tell.