For Christmas, the kids got gifts cards to an indoor rock climbing place near our house from my dad and stepmom.
It’s called Vertical Endeavors and they have locations in Illinois and Minnesota. I have never been on a rock climbing wall before and really wanted to try it out so Danny and I decided to do it too.
You pay an admission fee and then you can purchase a rental pack which includes a shoes, a harness, a belay tool, and a chalk bag.
We got everything on and then had to wait for an orientation since it was our first time. The guide showed us the walls we were able to do as beginners and how to hook ourselves up. Then we got to the rock climbing!
The kids loved it and were like pros right away. I couldn’t believe how fast they were able to get to the top!
We started out on the easy beginners wall and then moved on a walls that were a little more difficult.
I was nervous at first because I do not like heights. At first, I would only go halfway up the easy wall before letting myself down.
I tried one of the harder walls and by the time I went back to the easy wall, it felt really easy and I was able to climb all the way to the top…as long as I didn’t look down.
Indoor rock climbing is a great workout. It’s great for working out your full body but I felt it a lot in my upper body.
We stayed and climbed for a couple of hours before we got tired and hungry. It was a great workout! My dad stopped by for a little while to watch which was actually nice because he was able to help hook us up. It was difficult to attach the hooks to our harness and they kids couldn’t do it without help.
Danny and I headed back to the gym this morning and did a great shoulder/active rest workout – meaning we added some cardio in between sets with little rest.
- shoulder press//jump roping – 4 sets, 10 reps
- T-raises//jump roping – 4 sets, 10 reps
- upright rows//burpees – 4 sets, 10 reps
- kettlebell swings//farmer’s walk with kettlebell on the indoor track – 4 sets, 10 reps, 4 laps
Those burpees were killer! It was an awesome workout. We finished up with about 10 minutes on the stationary bike and some stretching.
That was our weekend – have a great day!
- Have you ever been rock climbing?
- What did you do this weekend?