This week has been busy for me and I haven’t been at my iPad to sit down and write. I could have done some writing on my phone, I suppose, but the screen is small and trying to type up a blog post is not that great, you know?
I went to see a small indie film on Thursday, called Pretty Strong. It was created by a indie film group Never Not Collective, sponsored by the REI store. Running supplies, even. I’ve only been a couple times, but it’s a neat place to walk through.
Anyway, this documentary focuses on several different female rock climbers as they accomplish difficult ascents around the world. Some of them like to boulder, others do full scale rope climbing. It was pretty neat. Some of them accomplished routes that hadn’t been done by women before (but by men, of course.) As the documentary suggested, they were pretty strong women.
I only started climbing myself in the last year. I began climbing because I wanted to spend more time with my fiancé. I’m not that good at it, as I don’t go all the time like I should be doing, but I find that I enjoy the process of it and especially when I’m able to get to the top of the route. It’s fun and I hope to do more of it in the future.
It’s just sad to think that even ten years ago, not many women were rock climbing. It was a hobby exclusively for men. I’m glad to know that it’s finding more popularity with women. I just need to work out more and get more in tune with my rock climbing. It’s frustrating sometimes when you can only get a few feet off the ground. I’m told that I’m doing better than I was when I first started out, but it definitely doesn’t feel like it.
Anyway, I hope Pretty Strong comes out on DVD, because I’d like to watch it again. Sitting down in a comfy seat this time, rather than standing up.