Today I used the climbing skills I have been practicing in the gym on a real, live, outside rock! I went for a morning hike in what my phone told me was Tempe, AZ and only stayed on the mapped out trail for about two minutes. I turned towards the first stack of rocks that I saw. After circling, I found the route that I liked best, and started to climb. The rock was grippy which was great because I wasn’t wearing any shoes. My climbing skills have significantly advanced in the past year. I am proud of myself and need to climb on.