The second day of training in Seoul, at Gwanaksan. It was too much for me-- the heights that is. We climbed a really steep ridge, it took over an hour to get there, so my legs were wiped by the time we started climbing. I was a bit beyond my limit of fear and heights and really had a difficult time; busting out in tears twice and had to have a couple of people coach me up and talk to me so I didn't freak. Oh well, it's coming along slowly and surely. Each time I get a little higher. We went up two slabs that aren't even rated because they aren't close enough to vertical. It seems I'm less afraid to climb a vertical surface when attached to rope than I was to go up several thousand feet where one fall... ack! Anyway, I did it, and I'll do it again.
Started a 4 week climbing course sponsored by Climbing In Korea (Meetup) out of Seoul. It was a great day, I learned a lot, and met awesome peeps! All this, despite the fact the subway system in Seoul is hell on earth. :-)) (Love Seoul though!)
Met an awesome group of climbers from Busan that were welcoming to this novice! (me!) I learned a great deal and watched in awe! I'm hooked! I look forward to climbing with them again, meeting more people out there with the same passions, and traveling all over! I'm realizing more and more that I need to move to Busan when my contract is up!