So these new friends of mine (Hi Mike and Tyla!) encouraged me to go out today and try indoor wall climbing. It was a blast. After a false start or two (my newbie partner didn’t show, so I had to wait around for a while to do my lesson) I got harnessed up, re-learned belaying, and got going. It was totally fun and easy.
My big achievement: A 60 foot climb, at difficulty “5.7” (this means semi-large footholds, and enough of them, but still pretty damn challenging), on my first night out. This stuff is a blast, and really gives a great sense of accomplishment. Besides, it gets your mind off of anything but survival. Totally awesome!
Tomorrow, interview #1. Wish me luck! It’s a pretty poor job with poor pay, but it’d be a job.