The featured grades are based on
Yosemite Decimal System mentioned in the book
Rock climbing, both indoor and outdoor, has become a part of our weekly activities. My
husband and I did an indoor climbing in passing a few years back, but it it was only after
our summer trip to Boulder, Colorado this year, that we started to take a more
interest in it.
A couple of weeks ago, we did our first outdoor climbing in the Gunks, in Ulster
Country, New York. We tried few routes-Eyesore, Ken's Crack, and Black Fly-
recommended by a friend who frequents the climbing area.
And last weekend we went back and joined a group of regular vertical 'Gunksters.'
It was fascinating to see the way they climbed the rocks, reaching them with flexibility
and high energy.
My husband did his
first lead, and it was a success! I must say he has become a real climber.
I wish I could call that myself, but I still need to find my way around rocks and
"study" them up close. From my two visits to the Gunks, I find that
rocks can be generous even for a person with a limited hand-and-feet reach; I feel
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