June 11, 2013

Climbing Fun at Kids City

Two Saturdays ago, we went to Kids City and EJ played at their Playground. Hubby and I wanted to try their Clip & Climb (even though I am scared of heights) but we did not have time anymore.

Last Saturday, we went back there again. And this time hubby and I did climb. EJ was scared to try so we did not push him.

I think there are more than 10 climbing walls ranging from easy to a little difficult. Hubby had an easy time climbing the walls and reaching the top. Show off! Haha!

I am not sure how many climbing walls he climbed. But definitely he wasn't able to try all the walls. He said his arms and shoulders were a little sore after about an hour of climbing.

As for me, well, I had an easy climb alright. It's just that I had difficulty reaching the top.

{My first attempt}

On my first attempt, I only reached halfway. I couldn't bring myself to climb anymore. It's not that it was difficult. I was scared because I made the mistake of looking down. I have height issues so when I saw that I was 5 meters up, I panicked. 

{My second attempt}

On my second try, I did manage to reach almost the top. But again, I got scared and my mind refused to go any further. But I did not give up! I looked for the easier wall to climb. 

{My third attempt}

{Go Josiet! You're almost there!}

{I reached the top! I did it!}

I was about to give up again when I reached half way because of fear. But I pushed myself. I remember a quote from Bill Cosby, "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it." and a Moorish proverb that says "He who fears something gives it power over him." Yes, I remembered these quotes while hanging in the middle of the wall. LOL!

So I said, it's now or never. And I did it! I am so proud of myself for trumping over that fear of heights even if it's only that time.

{EJ's reaction. Haha!}

After that, I climbed the first two walls that I tried but never reached the top. Guess what, I reached the top of both walls. So hurray for me!

{The couple that climbs together, stays together}

It sure was scary at first but when you get the hang of it, it becomes easier and it becomes exciting. I might do this again soon. I had a lot of fun!

The entrance fee to Clip & Climb is $10 for adults and $8 for kids. It's good for 1 hour and 15 minutes only. But don't worry, before your time is up, you'll be too tired to climb again. Unless you have the energy of a 10 year old kid!