Friday, November 2, 2007

Rock Climbing in New York







The other day while looking at steep and cheap there was a pair of climbing shoes on sale for 70% off! 70%! They were a mix between a climbing and an approach shoe. And since we would probably never go rock climbing in the next four years I had to get them. When I told Julee about how much money I saved on these new shoes and all she could talk about was about how many pair of climbing shoes I already had. She just didn’t get it, I SAVED! Well yesterday was Julee's day off and so after I got home from school we headed over to Central Park. The day before, feeling bad about the shoes that I had bought, I had looked online and found out that are in fact, some places to go climbing in Central Park, or at least Bouldering. The directions online were not clear or precise so we wandered around a while until we saw some people with rock climbing shoes. We asked them where to go and they steered us in the right direction. It’s called Rat Rock, not very impressive but heck, beggars cannot be choosers. When we got there, there was a guy bouldering that looked really good. I tried the same problem and couldn’t get past the holding on part. Luckily I am comfortable with the fact that I suck a climbing, and so was not ashamed of move over six feet to the easy area. Julee and I worked on some problems for a half hour and then figured that we should take some pictures. It was getting dark then and my camera phone isn't any good to beguine with, so sorry for the crappy pictures. In the future I promise better.

4 comments:

Ashli Brown said...

hey guys, im glad yall have a blog too. ours is ashlibrown@blogspot.com cant wait to see how yall are doing and what your up too

Mindy said...

I'm glad you found somewhere cool to climb/boulder. Illinois doesn't have much.. The midwest is kinda boring with it's cornfields and trashdump ski resorts... yes they turn landfills into resorts. They are very desperate for mountains here.
-garrett

kwolph said...

Post is definitely late--it's 2008 already!!! but was curious as to where you got your rock climbing shoes on sale from? I am a representative of New York Kids Club and we offer a rock climbing course for children in the Manhattan and Brooklyn area. It would be great to know where the bargains are for these specialized shoes, whether it is a store in NY or the brand. Thanks!!

Qing-jao said...

Well written article.