As you will all have realised, April has been and gone, Easter is over and we are all awaiting the rain of the school holidays!
I am now a member of Calshot climbing wall, having completed my course three months ago. With just the odd week missed I have been up a wall every week since!
And how things have changed.
I still climb with my buddy Simon, who I now belay while he climbs, but the guidance I get from him has greatly reduced, not because of a miraculous improvement in my sight or a change of colour to all the walls and holds!
But because I have found a way of my own to climb, which may not be conventional. But sod conventions…… It works for me!
I find my triangle point so that I am safe to move either an arm or a leg off of the wall and the sweep it to find the next holds. Doing this means that sometimes I miss a much easier hold, but then where would the fun be if I only held the easy holds.
I am still enjoying it as much, if not more than I did all those months ago.
I now have my own harness which is so very comfortable and I am looking to what I can achieve in the future with my climbing.
So watch this space !!!!