Climbing / Escalade

I have been trying to get back to climbing for a very long time. Unfortunately, moving to Paris, then Toronto, then back to Paris, with no climbing partner, it was pretty difficult to hit the walls.

Ça fait très longtemps que j’essaie de me remettre à l’escalade. Malheureusement, déménager à Paris, puis Toronto, puis encore Paris, sans partenaire d’escalade, c’était assez difficile de manger du mur.

Now that I’m living in Czech Republic, there are several climbing walls, around Prague, either indoor or outdoor. A couple of months back, I finally managed to get a refreshment/vocabulary course, and about a month ago, I found climbing partners! It was then decided that Sundays will be my climbing days, and I also finally invested in some climbing gear (a climbing session with old and slippery climbing shoes convinced me that it was high time I bought proper equipment). So here’s my birthday present:

Maintenant que j’habite en République Tchèque, il y a plusieurs murs, autour de Prague, en intérieur comme en extérieur. Il y a quelques mois, j’ai enfin réussi à prendre un cours de raffraichissement/vocabulaire, et il y a environ un mois, j’ai trouvé des partenaires d’escalade! Il fut donc décidé que le Dimanche serait mon jour d’escalade, et j’ai aussi enfin investi dans du matos d’escalade (une session d’escalade avec de vieux chaussons glissants m’ont convaincu qu’il était grand temps d’acheter du vrai matos). Donc voilà mon cadeau d’anniversaire:

Project 52 2012 #29: All set / Paré.

The shoes gave me orange feet, a bit, but nothing a good shower can’t fix… I am still rusted and my level is far from satisfactory, but my stamina is already increasing, and muscles in my arms and back that I had forgotten about manifested themselves through muscle fever… But boy the view is nice once you reached the top🙂.

Les chaussons m’ont fait des pieds oranges, un peu, mais rien qu’une bonne douche ne puisse arranger… Je suis encore rouillé et mon niveau est loin d’être satisfaisant, mais mon endurance augmente déjà, et des muscles dans mon dos et mes bras dont j’avais oublié l’existence se sont manifestés par l’intermédiaire de courbatures… Mais bon sang que la vue est chouette de là-haut🙂.

4 thoughts on “Climbing / Escalade

  1. EXCELLENT! My harness is on the boat, used it for going up the mast, my shoes (I had two pairs!) are in storage, may just give them a visit this weekend…..and I never had a chalk bag….what a blast. They are working on getting a climbing gym in our village in Spain….fingers crossed – no flexed – that they pull it off, it was such fun.

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