6.21.2010

Bouldering in Lake Tahoe, California


Bouldering: another form of rock climbing.  It is different than sport climbing which I did a post on {HERE} at the City of Rocks, Idaho.  Bouldering is when you only bring rock climbing shoes, chalk, and a crash pad.  There is no rope. For that reason, I hate it.  But my husband loves it (I am a lover of sport climbing).  So I go and climb weak climbs while my husband and his brother scare me in their attempts to make it to the top on much harder ones without falling.  If you do fall, that is what the crash pad is for. You never go too high, 15 feet at most. 

The chalk is to dry your hands a bit more from the sweat you build up.  These are hard routes and when the sun is beating down on you, believe me, you sweat a little.  We were climbing on granite rock which, as you can tell, is rough and abrasive.  Hence the ripped-up fingers. 

For some reason, I love being out there trying to conquer a large boulder in the middle of the woods (thought this does not mean I am good, which is the part I hate).  I realize some people don't understand it, but go out and try, you just might like it!  Here we are bouldering at "the pie shop" in Lake Tahoe, California.

37 comments:

lara said...

Be carefull, Kisses

Lisa Emily said...

rock climbing is so addicting! but bouldering scares the crap out of me, no rope.. no way..

tywo said...

I am going to try this. Looks like fun, but it's scary.
I'm glad you had fun!

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woodlandsblonde said...

That looks pretty intense :) I think I'd appreciate the rope!

Shorty Cursive said...

i had a bouldering experience once. hated it because you hardly get anywhere! im all about the view you get at the top :)

Elisa, Croatia said...

the first photo I saw, and thought oh my goodness! It looks challenging but I wouldn't like the blistered fingers at the end. but kuddos to you and for being a supportive spouse.

Wild and Precious said...

oh so fun!!

i used to climb in high school, but haven't since i don't think... need to get back into it!

Krystal said...

how do your arms feel? :)

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh scary!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Rock climbing is really great... fun for many people...We have friends who love it...I would love to try it but I am way too scared... :)
Those are amazing photos sweetie :)
Kisses

Blushingloves said...

It looks great hun!!Though I cant imagine me doing that!!!Hugs

Rachey Smart said...

Looks hard, but fun! Great pics:)

Carina Joana said...

That looks so fun! But I'd be to scared to do it xD

natalie said...

Ooh, it looks kinda painful, and really difficult... but awesomely fun at the same time :D

meraldia said...

Oh, God, have you tried this? Wow! I think it's very difficult!

Shia-Shia said...

ouch...looked painful & tiring...be careful (^^)

xoxo,
http://natalieshiashia.blogspot.com/

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

You are SO good,darling Rachael!!!

I mean it,because that what you done is indeed realy havy...
OH,my...you hands:-(*

Love,
***Violetta***

shari @ little blue deer said...

You are awesome! I am soo impressed, you're a good sport, too, going along with your husband! The hands remind me of how mine look after lots of tennis - ouch! XO!

Melanie said...

Ouchhh, your hand :( Awesome pictures though. The first is so trippy.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

cris (cristal) said...

great pictures.. and so sorry about the bruises.

-cris

Liya said...

adrenalin rush anyone? hehe

Vinda Sonata said...

wow, you're such a cool woman! you tried this? i wish i'm as sporty as you are! :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow this is so impressive!!! Just spectacular :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh wow. What an adventure. I wish I could be more adventurous like that. Great pictures. Sorry about the bruises and the fingers. ouch!

Josie said...

Ohhh, this is officially way too intense for me... But it does look like a fun adventure!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Heather Taylor said...

You're so brave! I can't stand bouldering or rock climbing...too much for me.

house 09 said...

oh! this looks awesome... and painful :) nice meeting your adorable blog!

Persis Shah said...

wow! i have never tried rock climbing and it looks tough although i'm sure it must be exhilerating once you get the knack of it..great going girl!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I'm in awe and totally understand the allure. The ripped fingers wouldn't bother me, but I've got terrible fear of heights.

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh wow, I have only ever been indoor climbing a few times. It was fun but I would never do this!! lol.

Silver Strands said...

best outdoor activity ever!
oxoxo
Denalee

britni @ Antika Moda said...

wow! looks exciting, painful, scary, and fun all at once!! :)

Fé... said...

OOOOUUUUUCCCHHHHH!!!! This is one of the reason why I hate outdoor so much. Gosh... Hope the wound would heal soon...

Giovanna ♥ said...

How cool! I live in California and loving it here :)
Love the photos!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Café Bellini said...

Wow I am really impressed! I could never do this, I'm scared of heights and without a rope I'd just freak out. I love all of your travel photos! ps Would you swap blog buttons with me??

shopgirl said...

This looks like awesome fun!! I would love to try this!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I'm impressed! I would be far too chicken to try this. My 'office' hands would cry at the mere thought :/ I hope you've invested in some good moisturiser for your poor fingers.

x Jasmine

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