Rockclimbing-Project Climbing Centre December 7, 2022

After over a month away from the program due to a detached retina this trip marked the first trip back for Mr. Rahe. This trip to Project Climbing Center in Abbotsford saw over 30 students challenge themselves on various routes, bouldering and climbing on belay. Highlights of this trip included the numerous races up the race wall between students, and students challenging themselves on the wave wall to reach the top. Thanks again to the great staff at Project Climbing who instructed the students on proper climbing techniques, explained the difficulty level of different marked wall climbs, and allowed the students to push their limits in a safe but challenging way! Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

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37 thoughts on “Rockclimbing-Project Climbing Centre December 7, 2022

  1. Manjot Gill

    This wasn’t my first time rock climbing but I still had so much fun because I hadn’t gone in a long time. For safety reasons, we had gotten hooked up to harnesses and if you wanted to get down, the workers would slowly bring you down so you wouldn’t have to do more. I really liked that because I felt more comfortable going higher up. I even got to race one of my friends on walls and ended up winning! I’ve learned that it’s easier to climb with your feet because they give you a better boost going up. I just wish next time we get more time because I had an amazing time there.

  2. Breanna T.

    During this rockclimbing experience, I was feeling a little under the weather. I had a cold, but I came to school anyway just for this trip. It was really fun learning from the instructors (who were very nice) and getting to use the equipment in the rockclimbing place. I felt more comfortable using the harnesses, which pushed me to climb higher up the wall. I did my very best and I feel proud of myself for reaching the top of some of the walls. Next time we go, I hope that we have more time to get the full experience.

  3. Aloisa Uebe

    The rockcliming trip was a lot of fun. You could do so many different things and also if you weren‘t really good, you always found one wall where you can climb.
    For me it was a lot of fun to climb up the race wall. I wasn’t the fastest one but still it was really cool and I have done it multiple times. One thing I really noticed is that I don‘t have any mussels at all in my arms. After just a couple of climbs my mussels where already sore. That was kind of bad but also funny.
    The staff was also really nice and everytime you climbed up a wall they tried to help you and told you where you can put your foot etc. This was not only helpful to reach the top of the wall, but also to improve your climbing skills.

  4. Kate drags round maps

    Rock climbing was a lot of fun, and being able to commute with my classmates while also having fun was amazing, not only was it a good time, but it was also a wonderful learning experience.
    Whilst rock climbing I learned how to properly tighten a harness, as well as how tight it should be around your body. I observed how to safely climb up and down the rock walls and how to land correctly on the mat below when falling.
    During this trip, I noticed that I can hang onto a nearby rock and swing myself to one that was further away. I wish I had taken the chance to do more walls than I did. In my opinion, I didn’t climb nearly as many walls as I had hoped. In the future I hope to better engage myself with my peers and put more effort into the activity I am doing.

  5. Brianna Johnson

    Rock climbing was a lot of fun, and being able to commute with my classmates while also having fun was amazing, not only was it a good time, but it was also a wonderful learning experience.
    Whilst rock climbing I learned how to properly tighten a harness, as well as how tight it should be around your body. I observed how to safely climb up and down the rock walls and how to land correctly on the mat below when falling.
    During this trip, I noticed that I can hang onto a nearby rock and swing myself to one that was further away. I wish I had taken the chance to do more walls than I did. In my opinion, I didn’t climb nearly as many walls as I had hoped. In the future I hope to better engage myself with my peers as well as putting more effort into the activity I am doing.

  6. Aj

    *What did you learn?
    -I learned that rock climbing is definitely not just an upper body workout but also a core workout as you use it a ton to help pull you up, at least I found in my case that I used my core a lot to aid me in pulling myself up on the rocks.

    *What did you learn about yourself?
    -on this adventure, I discovered that I’m actually quite good at rock climbing especially when it comes to bouldering. I personally didn’t enjoy being hooked up and climbing but I really enjoyed bouldering which may be because it required more effort from me such as strength and concentration, it required more strength and effort as I had to keep myself against the rocks and it required more concentration and brain skill as i tried to get people not to tell me where anything was and did it on my own.

    *What do you wish had gone differently?
    -I wish I would’ve been able to complete that one purple wall that I was struggling with, I feel I should’ve spent more time on it as I could’ve absolutely beaten that wall.
    -I also wish that I hadnt torn my callus so I couldve beaten both the yellow and purple wall but I understand that things like that happen

    *How would you prepare for the adventure differently next time?
    -I would definitely bring different shoes, it was harder to do the walls in my converse.

  7. Akeelah Campbell

    Rock climbing was challenging trip that I enjoyed. It helped me to push my limits with each rock stage I climbed. With each level there is a different challenge and that is what made it fun. You had to expect the unexpected. The only thing I would change is being able to climb each and every rocks but due to the time we had I was unable to do that

  8. Flora Vieweg

    On Wednesday, December 8, we went to project climbing in Abbotsford during Lunch and block D. Before the trip I wasn´t exited to do this because I haven´t gone climbing for so long. But I was surprised about myself. It was much easier to climb the walls than I remembered (it properly comes from my training in the gym…). Now my arms are hurting a lot because this is an unusual challenge. It was so fun and I definitely would climb again! I really liked the timing after the trip, because I didn´t miss more than one entire block and I didn´t had to catch up so many things.

  9. Joseph K

    This trip was my second time going rock climbing and it was pretty fun. I learned why chalk is pretty important for rock climbing this time. Not only does it help with getting a good grip while climbing, it also prevents the making of calluses so your hands don’t hurt when grabbing things. I learned that I’m not too afraid of heights anymore which is pretty good and I wished that I could’ve worn more comfortable clothes when I went there because the harnesses were pretty uncomfortable. I hope that if I ever go rock climbing again, I would do more challenging stuff and try the racing thing as well. Overall it was a 7/10 experience, it was fun but it wasn’t my cup of tea.

  10. Mikaylia Williams

    I had the most embarrassing experience on this trip, losing races, falling, swinging while falling, but I enjoyed every moment of it while laughing with my sister as we tried various climbs until we both were tired. Mr. Rahe took pictures and videos to capture this moment and I can bet they are all embarrassing photos of a lot of us. Project Climbing explained what should or should not be done and ensured we were all familiar with all the rules. I enjoyed my time thank you Mr. Rahe!

  11. Miriram Geuss

    The trip was wonderful! I haven’t been climbing for years, so I didn’t know how it would be going to be for me. In the beginning I started with the easy walls and tried everything out. I’m a little scared of heights, that’s why I only went to the boulder routes.
    It was really nice to meet new people and learn new techniques. I never really know how to climb properly. What I mean by that is that I was using my arms too much and my legs too less and that was making my arms tired really fast. I’m happy that I now know how to do it right.
    After the day, I was very tired but it was so much fun!

  12. Landon O'Neill

    My time spent at Project Climb was well worth it! Firstly, The climbing itself was super fun. I had never done any rock climbing prior, so this was my very first experience. The labelling on the courses were a bit confusing, but I got it eventually. I wish that more workers had been around, because it felt like more people should have been able to climb the rope courses at a time. Conversely, the instructors really helped me get over my fear of heights and try my best. If I were to do it again, I would have pushed myself even further and gone on some of the scarier rope courses.

  13. mason

    It was my first time going rock climbing, it was a cool experience with a variety of different levels and obstacles to over come. A cool way to introduce new people to rock climbing.

      1. Mason Beattie

        A highlight of the rock climbing trip for me was doing the tougher and bigger climbs. Because I’ve never rock climbed before, I wasn’t sure how high I’d be able to go, so that was a good surprise!
        This trip taught me that I’m not as strong as I think I am, haha! Turns out you need really good forearm and hand strength for rock climbing. I would love to go again, and next time I would wear better shoes so climbing would be easier.

  14. Emaan Brar

    The best trip of the year. We were all very excited to go. When we reached there we were told the rules and then were let go to have fun. The rope wall were easier than than the ones with mats. I was able to challenge myself and I actually was able to complete more levels than I thought. Then I was able to climb the some bendy mat walls with some chalk that we found. It was always fun when we fell on them and we ended off the trip with pushing each other on the mats. The highlight of the trip was me and Mahi racing up the wall, I would have won but I didn’t here the go.

  15. Simone Tran

    The rock climbing trip we went on was absolutely terrifying in the best way. It is weird, I was fine on the wildplay trip, yet climbing up a wall seemed so much worse. I did learn how to quickly scale a wall faster than I thought I could, however, I still lost the race against my friend Arabella. Something I learned about myself was how much I actually enjoyed going rock climbing. I did not think I would have had fun but it was actually genuinely entertaining. There really is nothing I could have done to better prepare myself other than eat a bigger breakfast; I forgot that morning and was pretty hungry.

    1. I know what you are talking about the difference between the two heights experience is quite different. Now the next step is to do outdoor rockclimbing as that changes it up even more!

  16. Kento Harmel

    I had a great second time rock climbing. I found that some of climbs that were too difficult the first time last year were much easier now.
    Likely because I remembered some of the things I learned from last year. For example, staying under a hold and close to the wall to conserve enegy and generate more power. My forearms especially got a great workout. I learned the importance of chalk as I didn’t use it the first time. With the rough material of the boulders, the chalk helps to grab some more challenging holds. I would definitely go again to learn more and push myself a little further.

  17. Brendon Neufeld

    When I was younger my dad was constantly taking me rock climbing outdoors, I got pretty good for my age I guess, but I hated it. He would always force me to be going at like 6:30 in the morning -4 degrees out. Soon after this he started to not force me into it and once I turned 14 I actually really wanted to go all the time. I think that was his tactic, do rock climbing a lot when I was younger and then I would want to always go as I got older. This trip was really fun and a great oportunity for me to show my friends some more of my skills and even help them if they were stuck on a climb. I can definitely see my self doing more indoor climbing on my own time.

  18. Arabella

    First of all, I had wanted to go rock climbing for so long, but I just hadn’t found the time for both me and my dad to go together. I was happy we got to go to rock climbing so that I could practice before I go with my dad. I have loved climbing ever since I was a child and I still do. I was going to push myself to do a really hard one, but I was too tired. I think I can better prepare for this if I bring lotion for my hands for when I’m done. My hands hurt so much the rest of the day. I also think when I go next time, I’m ready for the real challenges, like the one that goes up to the ceiling but there’s bumps you have to swing to get to. I feel like this trip has made me want to go many more times! I loved it!

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