My brother and I went to the Rock Gardens this morning for a couple of easy climbs. Easy for him, anyway. He bounced up them like a happy little bunny hopping through a meadow. He's been climbing all "summer". I struggled up them like a moose trying to climb a greased pole. It was only the second time I've gone climbing this year.
The rocks chilled our hands and it was threatening rain, but it was great to get out and climb. My new climbing shoes made a big difference. With my bouldering room soon to be finished (more on that in another entry on another day), it won't be long before I'm flying up the rock face like a squirrel on speed.
Tim takes a tea break before he begins a climb. No, he does not climb in insulated rubber boots - though he probably could.
An easy wall to help me get back into climbing shape.
Tim bounces upwards. I think he completed this route in a little under two minutes, but he was taking his time.