Friday, December 07, 2007

Everything is Better Outside!

Oh yeah! I did my first outdoor climb today and it was during the Intro to Ice Climbing class. Everyone was so nice and real! I know I have an addictive personality and I know also what I like. Climbing has really caught my fancy and ice climbing today was WOW! Loved it! So much I added to my gear...ice tools! Now I just need boots and crampons and I'm ready to go. Oh yes...and a rope..oh and...etc..etc..etc.. When you freefall into a new sport money seems to fly outta yer pockets! There is a big difference between indoor and outdoor climbing. Today I loved the challenge of making or discovering my holds. The Sandstone Ice Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday...don't miss it...Tony and Greg have done a fantastic job setting this up. BTW...I wear size 8 1/2 mens boots if anyone has a spare pair to sell.































































These last photos are of me climbing two different flows.








































































































6 comments:

Rosie said...

Hi!

Clearly you needed to add another addiction! Eventually you'll have enough of them in your quiver to have a habit for every possible weather condition :-)

Ivan Bartha said...

Bummer I missed you. Some of my staff were there on Friday and I came up on Saturday. Tony and Greg really pulled off a cool event! Keep up the climbing!

By the way, there is lots of used boots and crampons floating around. If I see a good deal I will let you know!

Nora said...

I met Brody and Angie when I first arrived...they had a Jackson sticker on the back of their car! Nice people! They said you were coming on Sat. Next year I hope to make it the whole weekend!
Rosie I think I have all I need right now for addictions. I'm done searching (I hope!) Now I just need to find the time to do all of it. Why oh why do I have to work??? Oh yeah that's right...see addictions...it's a never ending circle.

Steve said...

Hey, Nora. Nice to see your pics. I'm the guy from VE who got you your ice climbing gear on Friday: Steve, aka Doctor_Rock. Glad you had such a great time! See you in the gym. --Steve

Nora said...

Hi Steve!
How's Holly? Yes it was a great time! I definatly have plans in the making! See you at VE.

Tom said...

I have a pair of asolo boots with a set of stubai mountaineering crampons that I can let go for cheap email me @ tfernandez@hotelesolutions.com I can send you some pictures of them.