Ascending on neighboring routes, Dugan and Charles both near the top of the wall

Spring rock climbing with NSCD is underway, and Group 2 made their way on Tuesday to Denver PAL’s indoor climbing wall for their introductory climb, and lessons in harnessing up, tying knots and belaying. NSCD fittingly hung a bell at the top of each route so climbers can ring it loud and proud when they reach the top! We’re good with ringing that bell with confidence!

In addition to the introductory indoor climb, each group does two outdoor climbs in Clear Creek Canyon as well, though Group 2’s scheduled outdoor climb on Friday has been rescheduled because … Well, it’s snowing again in Colorado in May!

Danielle rings the bell at the top of the climbing wall
Zach P. reaches the top of the climbing wall and reaches for the bell

 

Cezar reaching for a hold as he nears the top of the climing wall
Leon sports a huge grin as he reaches the top of the climbing wall

David D. reaches for a handhold as he progresses up the climbing wall