I’ve picked up a new hobby climbing. It’s mad fun!
At first I was a bit skeptical but I went to a try-out session which was alright, so I signed up for the compulsory course to be allowed to climb indoors at Stallet in Uppsala. After the course when I was free to climb by myself it started to be a lot more fun. Suddenly it’s all about competing with yourself and it’s fun to see the progress from time to time. What felt impossible the previous time is a piece of cake the next. It’s amazing.
Naturally you need quite some amount of equipment. I bought the following which is quite good beginner-level stuff:
- Snap Open Air harness
- Free climbing Redpoint shoes
- Faders HMS screwgate carbiner
- Snap Cyclop belay device
- Snap Vexcap chalk bag
I’ve used the new equipment for two sessions now and so far it’s worked perfectly.
Now I’m just waiting for the spring so I can try outdoor climbing but for now, during the cold dark Swedish winter, indoor climbing will have to do.