8.17.2010

Multi Pitch Trad Climbing


I did something I vowed never to do: trad climbing.  It is different than bouldering and sport climbing which I have previously blogged about.  Trad climbing stands for traditional climbing.  This is when you place your own gear instead of clipping into previously placed bolts.  It's scary to trust the gear.

This was also the first multi-pitch climb I have ever done.  This is when you climb one pitch (which is about 50 meters) and set up a belay station and climb another pitch and another pitch.  We did three pitches.  It was about 350 feet.  It was incredible!  It was not a hard climb but it had a lot of fun problems and roofs.  

It's so hard to explain!  If you ever get the chance to do a multi-pitch climbing route, go for it.  It feels so good when you reach the top.  

42 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

That is incredible! Its so high...You both are very brave...I bet it had to be so much fun:)...If I wouldn't be afraid of heights I would so go for it:)

Kisses,sweetie and wish you a lovely Tuesday:)

der ableger said...

wow !!!
great pictures.
so high

Chelsea said...

wow, that seems really intense and scary , but also seems really fun! You guys are such rock stars with your climbing skillz! Love it!

Krystal said...

you are so brave!

Lily Riani said...

utmost respect! i dare even climb a tree at this age!

SALUTE!!!

Ansa said...

wow. Amazing pictures. Good job.

Scientific Housewife said...

That sounds scary but thrilling! I don't know if I could do that!

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Where in heavens is your helmet gurl?????? I won't be doing that without every piece of body gear I could find... LOL!!!!

Love Lisa xx

Kelly said...

Whoa, that looks scary! Good for you - and amazing pictures!

Debby said...

I love your sense of adventure, Rachael... and your gorgeous smile! xo

Jacki said...

That is so cool! What an adventure, I bet it was such an exhilarating feeling to reach the top. You look great!

J and A said...

Wow this looks so fun and scary! Good for you guys! Love the pics.

Jessica said...

you are soo much braver than i am! this looks like it would be such an adrenaline rush!

Kristin said...

Wow! What an experience! Just found your blog today, and I love it! Esp. the Audrey references :-) I can't wait to come back and browse around more to read about your travels! Oh, and I saw the VA is for Lovers shirt on your climbing partner (Bf?, Husband? - I'm new here!) Do you live in VA? I do! Happy Tuesday to ya! ~Kristin from Windy Poplars

Melissa said...

Wow, good for you! This looks awesome!

MrsFord said...

wow, you are CRAZY! good for you for being adventurous! :)

britni @ Antika Moda said...

These are some really great photos!!! You are so brave, I'd be too scared I think, lol. And YOU look beautiful my dear!!!!
Thank you for your sweet comment :) ♥♥♥

elizabeth said...

great shots!!!

The Halls said...

Wow those are some really amazing pics! I love your blog btw!!! So CUTE!!!

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Vanessa said...

I'm a wuss, I would never be able to do it, but I love seeing your pics! Looks like you had so much fun!! <3

Taylor said...

OMG You are PURE ROCKSTAR!!!! That is sooo cool!!!!

Jen in the Purple Pants said...

Holy moly. That looks beyond terrifying!!! Good for you for being able to do that!!!!! The pictures are amazing!!!!!
--- Jen
p.s. I gave you an award on my blog!!!!!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Such a great experience,darling Rachael,Wooow,Woow and Woow...

It looks unbelivebly great!-)*
I would like to learn it too!!!

Love,
***Violetta***

Samantha said...

Oh wow! that looks like SO much fun! I'd love to do that :)

Great shots!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

omg, this is crazy- i love it!

Amanda said...

SOOOOO EXCITING! I would LOVE to do something like this! I used to do rock climbing, but it was always in a gym...

Kelle Dame said...

You go girl! Even though that scares the pants right off of me I'm glad you went for it!

Carmel said...

You're such an action girl! Enjoy.
Carmelx

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Wild and Precious said...

i'm way super impressed!!!

I "climbed" one year in highschool for the school team... but i was NOTHING special.

Gracie said...

You are so adventurous! I admire that you try different things.

I would love to do something like this one day. Maybe get over my fear of heights.

Josie said...

You do the coolest things! Jealoussss.
xo Josie
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Bron @ Baby Space said...

Nice one! I have an old pal who is climby climby. I tried it once. Not that easy.

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

You climbed and took pictures?! Wow!

x Jasmine

Alyssa said...

I think you just won multi tasker of the year!! Rock Climbing and managing to take amazing photos at the same time!! yikes! you are one talented lady xx

Lulu said...

Wowza, you are far braver than I. I just couldn't do it. I have a weird fear of heights that comes and goes, some things bother me, others don't. Climbing freaks me out just thinking about it.

I'm impressed with your climbing skills!

shopgirl said...

This looks so cool, fun and dangerous!

What an awesome place to live!

xoxo

Kimbirdy said...

that's totally scary! i do bouldering and rock climbing but i definitely don't trust myself to place my own bolts. i usually climb in a place that is pre-bolted or let my very experienced friends take care of things.

good for you though! you're so brave! :)

The Kid In The Front Row said...

looks extremely fun!

Molly said...

Your climbing skillz blow me away! Very impressive.

Courtney said...

How fun! I'd love to do that!
I bet it is super scary though!!
Great photos!

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