9.20.2010

Night Rock Climbing


Rock climbing in the dark certainly brings a different element of fear of the unknown into climbing.  Climbing is so symbolic; which is one why reason I love it.  It brings in issues of trusting yourself, your partner, and your surroundings.  It helps you discover how far you can push yourself.  It helps you get over your fears and gain confidence.  How you climb is very reflective of how you are doing emotionally in a lot of ways.  Adding in darkness gives climbing another level of trust.  Trust of the unknown. Trust that you can make it even though you might not be clear on how you'll do it.  You trust your feelings and instinct more than your eyes.  Which comes up a lot in life doesn't it?  I hope you learned something new about yourself this weekend.

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38 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

So beautiful--both the pictures and how you've described night climbing. It looks exhilarating!

Carrie said...

oh my gosh! this is amazing! i wanna try. hhaha.

Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Tamara Nicole said...

That sounds Soooooo fun! Amazing:-)

Candid Phobic said...

Oh cool! I wanna try it too :-)

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Sounds like you have found your perfect activity to challenge the mind, body and soul - very cool.

Clare B said...

So impressed that you climbed in the dark - yikes. Scared just thinking about it! No matter how much you trust there's no getting around the fact that you're climbing heights.

natalie said...

Whooooa, that looks insanely awesome yet completely terrifying at the same time! But definitely super fun, either way. :D What an adventure!

Miles Of Style said...

wow this looks very adventerous and thrilling! off to check out ur giveaway now..

Couture said...

That must be really exciting! Great post!

Scientific Housewife said...

Seems a little scary but exhilarating!

Alyssa said...

soooooo this might be an Australia question... but arent there spiders in the rocks at night?

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so interesting and those images are so cool...I can totally image doing something like that and trying my limits:)
Happy Tuesday,sweetie

Lily Riani said...

you reminded me of a friend when i ask her WHY caving. she sounded very passionate just like you :D

am trying to find the place in thailand that does white water rafting night time.

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

ekk - i think i'd TOTALLLLY be freaked out climbing at night - 1 i'm scared of heights 2 i don't do too well in the dark - and 3 well i don't wanna die just yet .. haha .. glad u had fun tho!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Wow! That is amazing! You go girl! I am rather curious to see how I would do. I am not one to trust easily. Your words paint a picture of what it's like to walk by Faith. Love it.

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KristiMcMurry said...

That's amazing! I don't know a lot about climbing, but I did hear a photographer speak about his experiences in photographing climbers once, and I was AMAZED at the skills that are involved. I am too terrified of falling to do it, but I'm super impressed by people who can.

Croatian_Latina said...

You are one brave girl! I really enjoyed reading the similarities of night climbing with trust and life..Very insightful...

I'm really trying to stretch my ability to be flexible and adaptable (sometimes it's difficult, but not impossible)

Lady Lipstick said...

OMG! You are seriously brave! I am scared to even rock climb during the day! You go girl!
PS--I gave you an award on my blog so go check it out!

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Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

I love climbing, too, and (rock) climbing at night would be SO cool! Oh I can't wait till we're someplace more hospitable to climb :)

Ashleigh said...

Wow! What an adventure. I've never been climbing but would love to try (although I don't know if my arms are strong enough :) I really like your analogy!

Wild and Precious said...

i've probably said this a million times... but you amaze me!!

RissaRoo said...

Dang. That looks like SO much fun! ^_^

xoxo,
Rissa

Taylor said...

geeze girl, ROCKSTAR STATUS!!! amazing!

Amber Blue Bird said...

wow that looks pretty cool

julianne. said...

you amaze me.<3

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

WHOA! looks like quite the adventure. :)

Shelley Ann said...

holy moly! that would be very scary. i dont see how people do it during the day much less at night!

Sarah Kinsey said...

looks amazing! i would be scared to death, you're brave girl!

ox::sk

tywo said...

Wow...It sounds amazing!! I need to have more fun! You are so adventurous! I <3 you.



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Kristin said...

Wow. All those life illustrations are so true...never thought of the parallel before! Did you have a good time on your camping trip? Your swap loot looks great! I just finished hosting my very fist one over at Windy Poplars. Sorry you missed out on it! Maybe the next one :-)

cailen ascher said...

wow craig (my fiance) and i thought we were dare devils rock climbing indoors. this takes it to a whole new level!

E. Charlotte said...

Great post! The pictures are really cool. I have done no actual rock climbing in the dark, but I have had to scramble around a rocky mountaineering base-camp in the dark, and that required just as much trust and instinct! New environments, without light, require all your other senses to take over.

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

You crazy girl! Maybe that's why I love ya! This reminds me of my bf and I's accidental rock climbing wedding experience where we almost died. It was so bonding :) xo

Josie said...

You are so adventurous -- jealous!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Night time rock climbing...wow...too cool, although I'm afraid of heights, so, I think I'd just watch, but these pics are too cool!

Liesl :)

elizabeth said...

You are so brave!

Krystal said...

you are braaaave.....just looking at those pictures makes me nervous :)

kerrie elaine said...

so romantic you little lovely girl. xo

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