Apple goes rock climbing for the very first time
by, December 5th, 2016 at 10:36 AM (419 Views)
I was so terrified of belay malfunction (billet?) that I kept climbing all the way up and all the way down
I think I made two french girls mad because I was hogging the wall 2x as long due to the time needed to climb back down
Also i disappointed a french guy by not realizing there were routes
Eventually some cool NUS guy and his Brit gf told me not to hold the belay when I fell so it would catch easier
He was like 'oh eventually climbers learn to rely on the belay and you'll stop fighting the wall, it will look almost acrobatic'
.. doesn't relying on the belay breed fatal habits in the long run though? Like unwarranted confidence in the face of death-inducing heights?