Ryan up higher, climbing the same route Ofie just climbed. You could blow both of them over with a feather they are so skinny ... but all muscle!!! The bags hanging off their backs are for ground chalk. You put quite a bit on your hands before you start to climb (and during if you need to) ... it helps you hold on to the rocks without slipping.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
A Change in Plans!!!
Although my friend Ofelia and I were supposed to hike to the top of Yosemite Falls yesterday to work off that Thanksgiving meal (and what a great meal it was!!), she woke up with a screaming headache and didn't feel like hiking up one of the hardest trails in Yosemite. Since I had been up since 4:00 am agonizing over the turkey dinner prepared by an Escapees RV group at the Los Banos Fairgrounds, I wasn't too disappointed!!! Later in the morning, Ofie called and asked if I was up to climbing. I NEVER turn down a chance to climb, so we made arrangements to go to the new Metal Mark climbing gym in Fresno. She invited her son-in-law-to-be Ryan to go with us since he had the day off, Ofie's daughter Nina had to work at Mercy Hospital. Since climbing must be done in pairs, another friend Scott was invited.