At "Hohe Wand" again
12.03.2007 16 °C
This was my first time to climb the real rocks. Actually, I did not want to do it at the begining, because on the next day we would fly to China, I prefered to have a good rest at home. But my honey thought we should go outdoor in such a nice spring sunny day, and when we were in China, we would have not enough time to do some sports. I thought it was reasonable, so agreed with him.
Before this time, we always climbed indoor, it was quite different with the real one. Climbing indoor, we easly could take 5+ or 6-, but the real rock routes only were 2 to 3+, I already thought that it was a little difficult for me.
Besides, comparing with indoor climbing, when we climbed the real one, we needed carry lots of heavy things in our bags. It was also the one of the main reasons why I felt difficult to climb. Beause it was my first time, and I needed practise more to get used to the heavy weight and the real rock routes. But for my honey, he was much skillful than me, absolutely he could climb much faster than me.
We took about 5 hours to finish climbing the real rocks totally. When we reached the top of the mountain, it had already been dark and very cold. Then we had to put the lights on our heads, and spent nearly 1.5 hour to go down the mountain carefully.
This experience was really memorable for me, although I was extremely tired when we arrived home.
Can you guess how much the weight of my bag?
I could not stand straightly...
Carrying such a heavy bag, it was really very difficult to walk quickly, as well as was very easy to get tried and sweaty.
Climbing the real rocks needs being very careful for the security, it is not a funny game, so we must make sure everything is safe, including wearing the safety helmet...
The safety helmet is not so much for protecting you when you fall, but rather for protecting your head when stones should fall down from above.
And really on this day there were some deer crossing our climbing route above, and loosening some stones which fell down the mountain.
However, luckily the stones fell a few meters to our left, so we did not get hit by them.
Look, so complicated climbing tools.
My honey was protecting me on the top...
I was protecting my honey below...
The picture looks more dangerous than it was.
Most parts of the route were not too difficult to climb. But if you fell down you still could have get hurt seriously.