Climbing to a Happy Life

Woodford County High School students set out to crush some rocks

Riley Gardner, Staff Reporter

Climbing is a sport that provides opportunities that allow you to really learn a lot about yourself and grow as a person. When you’ve got something ahead of you, you know it’s possible to get up, but you just have to figure out how. Sometimes it takes many more tries than I’d like to admit, but perseverance is just another part of the journey. Climbing is a human jigsaw puzzle; you’ve got to make every handhold fit just right, and once you do, you solve that problem with the rewarding feeling you get from completing something you’ve tried countless other times to do. It’s a joyous feeling that I hope everyone can have at least once in their life.

This past Sunday, March 24th, 2019, I finally did something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time—I went rock climbing outdoors. I’d been climbing in an indoor gym for a few months and had been wanting to take the next step. The pictures below tell of this experience.