Yvon Chouinard says it isn't an adventure until something goes wrong. If that's the case, then P's recent day in an REI Rock Climbing Class was no adventure at all. Because nothing at all went wrong.
We'll post lots of thoughts about the class and the rock climbing later, but let's just get things started by posting a photo and a link to our Picaca pages for the day.
P hadn't been rock climbing in forty years, and he didn't know what he was doing back then. He still doesn't, but that didn't keep him from thoroughly enjoying the day with five other climbers and Elijah, an REI instructor. Four of the five others were half his age and had been climbing in a gym, so P definitely felt a bit out of place. But the camaraderie was exceptional, and the group really supported everyone as they climbed and belayed.
Hope you enjoy the first couple of photos...
That's P above, getting ready to head back down the cliff.
And this is the Napa valley, with Mt. Diablo in the distance, from the slopes of Mt. St. Helena