Felt a little sleepy. Thought about reading a book.
And then I got invited to go rock climbing.
- Anna- my new roomie.
- Emma- her sister (visiting).
- Trever- Golden local/ Anna's friend.
- Marty- currently lives in what will be my new bedroom/ CSM student.
First, let's define this:
mountain climbing: the activity of climbing a mountain.
The grades are as follows:
- Class 1 is walking on an even, often planar, surface with a low chance of injury, and a fall is unlikely to be fatal.
- Classes 2 and 3 are steeper scrambling with increased exposure and a greater chance of severe injury, but falls are not always fatal.
- Class 4 can involve short steep sections where the use of a rope is recommended, and un-roped falls could be fatal.
- Class 5 is considered true rock climbing, predominantly on vertical or near vertical rock, and requires skill and a rope to proceed safely. Un-roped falls would result in severe injury or death.
Once you get up to level 5, there is a 1-12 rating.
(Actually, there can be up to 15; however, this is just getting technical.)
Our climb for the day...drum roll, please...was a 5.8!
I did the climb in my vibram 5 fingers,
and my yogi-ism definitely came into play.
We were already about 7,000-8,00o ft up above sea level.
I haven't been here a week yet. My body is getting a full crash course in altitude acclimation!
I didn't go all the way to the top-- but I did go up about 30ft : D
For a novice from the FL flat-lands, I am pretty darn proud of myself!