I just found out the base gym has a Rock wall in their gymnasium and it is open on Thursday evening for use for free. There is a instructor there to assist anyone who has never done this activity before. Since we are already on base Thursday evening for my daughter's girl scout meeting we headed over to see what it was about.
First came the rules and instructions for those of us who were beginners.
Next we put on the harness belt.
Next the kids tried to go across a wall. Here we discovered just how much our PE program needs to improve at home. My children did not have the leg or arm strength to do this.
Next the children got to tried the ropes. Little Man very brave and climb upright. Princess was a bit more apprehensive about it and only went half way before getting stuck. By that I mean refusing to move up or down. Luckily the instructor was very patient and was finally able to talk her down.
I think Little Man found the jumping down the best part. He made several climbs before claiming he was tired.
Princess, overcame her fear, went up several more times and eventually got the handle of repelling back down the wall.
The kids had a great time and we will be going back to try again very soon.
Please join Tracy, Lynda and I at
for the entire month of February. Look forward to seeing you there:)