Two days ago, my mom and I went to a rock climbing lesson. It was a two day thing. The first day was two days ago, and the second was today. Anyway, first day was just in the local university gym on the rock wall they have. We went over basics and whatnot. Then today we went out on a real rock climbing site. It's a fairly popular place to go cuz it's nearby and everything else that makes places like that popular.
We went up two different routes there. The first one was a 5.8 on the Yosemite scale. I made it halfway up that one cuz there was a giant lip(forlack of better word. It was a giant chuck of rock) in the way and I got too scared to figure out a way around. The path I would have taken would have also taken be kinda far off to the right, so I would swing if I fell. Swinging doesn't sound pleasant. Other than that, I don't think I did too bad on that route. The second route was a 5.6, significantly easier. I made it to the top of that one. The first 3/4 was easy, I breezed through that relatively well, but the last bit got me stuck for awhile. The next handhold I wanted was just a little too far out of reach, so I had to work up the courage to hop for it. But I made it, first try. I'm proud of myself.
My mom scratched herself up pretty well. Her knees and elbows and whatnot are scratched and bruised. I ended up with a couple bruises and one tiny scratch on my finger. Basically, I didn't get hurt very much, especially compared to my mom.
Important tip for rock climbing: trust your belayers. They will catch you if and when you fall. I would have died without them.
It was scary and I was scared. But I learned a lot and had a bunch of fun. I never realized how much of a mental, as well as physical, sport it is. I wouldn't mind doing it again.
(I don't have to talk about gay marriage just cuz it's a big deal right now, do I? It was just legalized in the US, and I sorta don't care. I support traditional marriage and not gay marriage, but I'm not trying to repress it or anything. I just sorta...don't care anymore. It's against my values, but go ahead and do what you want with your personal lives(just don't shove it in my face). I'm not going to hate anyone just because they're gay. That's just immature. Anyway, lgbt community, have fun. My Facebook icon won't be rainbow anytime soon, okay? My opinion in a nutshell.)
Have a great day.