Climbing at Earth Treks, Timonium MD, March 24, 2007
Cody G., Mr. Terry, and Mr. Larry were already certified for belaying, so Austin, Lee, and Mr. Jeff took and passed their belay test. With 6 people certified to belay everyone was able to climb a lot more. A few scouts were a little nervous at first, but all grew in their confidence and did a great job as the day went on. Most of the day was spend climbing with ropes.
After lunch the boys were shown how to do bouldering. This is to improve your skills, and is done at lower heights, but without ropes. Large pads are provided to keep you safe, and it requires much more usage of your hands than climbing with ropes.