Friday, August 07, 2009

A record of high achievement

Craggy Island is a company running a couple of indoor climbing centres, Charlie and I have been climbing at the Guildford one for a year or two, well, because of the multi-kilo difference in our weights and her relative inexperience, she has been climbing and I've been the heavy thing belaying at the other end of the rope preventing her falling to the floor with a sickening thud. So, her skill and fitness has increased whilst my (already meagre) scaling skills have stagnated.

That's all going to change now, at 14 years of age she became eligible to be tested for technical competency, if successful she'd be allowed to climb and belay unsupervised, (albeit tethered to a very large sandbag when trying to keep her portly papa from plummeting to the pavement.

I'm delighted to report that she passed the hour-long exam with flying colours and I'll just point out that included restraining 95 kilos of father repeatedly throwing himself bodily off a 30 foot drop with all the suicidal passion of a lemming on a bungee, a true test of parental trust.

Well done ChaCha


At 3:39 pm, Blogger IzinSing said...

You go, girl! And Charlie too, of course.


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