Early this morning I stumbled out of bed at an early hour, because today was the day that our team from the climbing class would practice rock climbing at Horsethief Butte. The other instructors and I arrived a couple of hours before the busload the students to set up the ropes. This has always been my favorite part. I helped build a couple of anchors and put in a fixed line. It felt great to share what I knew and learn a couple of things as well. The students arrived a hour late because the bus had mechanical problems. Upon arrival they practice bouldering, ascending via the fixed line, belaying, and rappelling. I went for a rappel as well, unfortunately as I lowered myself over the edge I rolled to the side and banged my leg. Ouch.
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