date completed: 11 January 2014
This past weekend, my friend Stella and I finally managed to cross off rock climbing on both our to-do lists. We made reservations for a one-hour $35 introductory lesson at The Rock Oasis (Suite 204, 388 Carlaw Avenue) where we ended up spending our entire afternoon. We had a few difficulties at first, especially with belaying, but it’s definitely one of those things you pick up quickly after some practice. This place also offers a coupon for free gear rental the next time you visit (with an expiry date).
As climbing partners, we both managed to work our way up the 5-7 level walls, and we both tried the auto belay walls and made half-hearted attempts at bouldering (our arms just got so exhausted so fast!). I have pretty much non-existent upper body strength, so this was a great workout. Mission accomplished.