If you are anything like me, you are sick and tired of being cooped up inside. (Thanks a lot, Polar Vortex) My body and mind were screaming for a way to get out- an adventure of any kind that had me feeling like I was in the beautiful outdoors.
To fuel this desire, my roommates and I decided to spend Friday night rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors near ‘Eat Street’ in Minneapolis- adventure #3 on my year of adventure.
We were all beginners and have never rocked climbed indoors before. The workers were extremely helpful and offer a short “orientation” that shows you the ropes before you get started. After the 20 minute or so introduction we were on our own; off to discover the various courses and walls.
I couldn’t believe how tired my arms were so quickly! I wouldn’t say I am in ‘bad’ shape- I teach dance and live an active life style but after a few runs I could definitely start to feel those muscles burning. I loved it! We went for about two hours, racing to the top and back down again as many times as our bodies could handle it.
It was a fantastic momentary getaway for the adventurer inside screaming to get out. If you’re looking for something to do this winter I would definitely suggest heading to your local rock climbing facility and heating up with a new work out!