Thursday, July 03, 2008

Climbing and Gardening

I got to do some gardening today all by myself; Joel took the kids to see Wall-E. Which by the way is very good.

I also took the kids climbing with Joel and had my first experience "cleaning" the rope. Basically when you are done with a sport climb the last person usually (unless there's sport clips at the top) has to "clean" the gear. So they go up, use a secondary protection to clip in to the bolts, and take off the quick draws. It's a basic skill needed for any climber who wants to do multi-pitch climbs. Basically it helps me be a more well-rounded climber.

It was hard, especially when we got to the part where I had to untie the stopper knot that was connecting me to the rope. But I did it!

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