Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rock Canyon Rock Climbing

Storm clouds...a rock band (not very good but Elyse thought it was cool) BYU students (remembering the good ol' days) and some food makes for a good Friday night.
It was so relaxing...minus the big cooler full of ice and water that we carried up the mountain to the climbing remind Greg of the movie overboard when she brought basically her bedroom for one trip...I had my camera bag (that aint small) the cooler, food and jackets in case it got cold and rained on us.
Despite the workout we had to get to our spot. I really enjoyed BEING with the family. Sometimes I don't fully enjoy the activities we do because of the stress of getting their and possibly the stress of making sure everyone is safe.
They all got a chance at a climb even Isaac and Elyse got in the action...they didn't get far but gave it a good effort.

The magazine photo op as we were heading out.

Just had to add.
Greg proposed to me while I was climbing a 10a (the climbs are ranked on difficulty and at this time I had only climbed a 5.8 and a 5.9 the next level is a 10a then it goes to b,c,d, on up to a 14 which is like climbing glass with a few notches). There I was being all cocky that I could do a 10a easy as pie...right! Well, not so much I couldn't get past the first overhang...kinda funny. Let me skip back...Greg did the lead climb to get the rope up there so I could start my climb but while he did that he had set my wedding ring in a hole at the top...I didn't even know he had a ring for me...I had know idea he was proposing.
Anyways on my climb I finally got past the overhang it was smooth sailing after that until I realize how high it was. I was done...but Greg belaying me would not let me down. My friends had to chime didn't help much. He encouraged me that I was almost done and that I can't give up now I've got to finish what I've started. He knew exactly what to say...I am a little competitive and so I moved forward and made it to the top. His friend Paul was telling me to stay there for a photo and put my hands in certain holds...let's say it took me a little bit to find the black box. And the rest is history. We have always said that we would love to take our kids rock climbing...we haven't done it very much...gonna have to change that. After that fun story are some photos of us.

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