Rock Climbing in Railay Beach, Krabi
I was picked up at noon to go to krabi town to catch a long tail boat to Railay Beach where I would do the rock climbing, half day. I admit I was a little bummed to only do the half day.
I was pretty happy to see that it was in the shady area - I was wondering who in the heck would sign up for rock climbing in the afternoon heat with heat indexes well over 100... (ME!)
I cant say that the climbing instructors were real motivated or that they enjoyed their job, which kind of made it a bit of a bummer, but fun none the less. They gave us (at best) a 2 minute tutorial on how to rock climb. Then we were getting tied in and the challenge of the first course began! I love to climb rocks and high areas. I didn't love their shoes we had to wear. They felt like ballerina shoes - 2 sizes too small and pointed (kind of) in the toe area, cutting off all chance of blood supply to my toes for the next few hours. Luckily we didn't have to wear them along the way to the climbing area, just when climbing.
Cruising my way to the top!
On to the next course - a bit more challenging in technical skills and a lot more height/slope.
I hate defeat and really really really hate being a quitter. But my body was just not going to allow me to get to the top of the final climb this day.
Hiking back from climbing
Returned the gear and back on the beach to return to the hostel and shower before the hostel dinner.
My poor knees and shins. They took quite a beating today.
Oh, but my poor hands though!!! Sliced and 'rock cut' (like a papercut only deeper) everywhere.
After being up since 3am (and getting all of 2 hours of sleep before that point), and after having a second wind, then rock climbing, and on to my third wind of the day - I headed out on the town with the peeps from my dorm room.
After calling it a night, I realized just how fun colored my body would be in the hours to come...