I’m now harnessed in and my palms are bright white with chalk.  I start climbing….only 30 feet to the top, right?

rock climbing 1

rock climbing 2

Ropes courses are measured from 5.1 to 5.15 (mine is a 5.6).

rock climbing 3

It’s around here where I start to feel totally freaked out.  I yell down to Pieter that this is as high as I can go.  Uh uh, I’m almost at the top.  Gotta keep going, he says.

rock climbing 4

And, so, I do!

rock climing 6

Um, yeah.

rock climbing 8

rock climbing 7

What goes up…must come down.  Did it!  It was awesome.

And, yeah…I’ll be back.

Brooklyn Boulders: 575 Degraw Street / brooklynboulders.com

Images by Shante Carlan Photography.

7 thoughts on “Fear Factor {Part II}

  • March 26, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    you are brave to challenge yourself and overcome fears…..GREAT and inspiring!

  • March 26, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    I had a big breakthrough moment of my own at Miraval a few years back when I found myself equally close to the top of the climbing wall (outdoors, freezing cold, panic!!). For me, making the choice to belay down without obligation to “finish” reminded me that it’s OK to be gentle with myself sometimes. I don’t always have to push push push to get to an arbitrary goal.

    That said, MEGA congrats for your fortitude and courage!!

    • March 26, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      Couldn’t agree more–success doesn’t always mean crossing “the finish line,” but rather learning something new about yourself that you can carry with you to improve your physical/mental performance the next time.

  • March 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Nice job! Overcome your fear and get a good workout at the same time!

    • March 26, 2013 at 10:08 PM

      Thanks for the thumbs up, J!

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