Monday, April 21, 2008

Climb This

This is something you don't see every day in your neighborhood. Well, I don't. It's a climbing wall, delivered to your home for your party! The teen equivalent of a bounce house!

This one comes from Gold Rush Mobile Rock Climbing. (I couldn't load their website, www.goldrushmobilerockclimbing.com, but found info here. Head on over and get started with the liability paperwork!)

Many thanks to these nice fellas for letting me take pictures.

16 comments:

Palm Axis said...

This is my favorite picture of yours yet. It's beyond critique. It's a score.

Katie said...

Very cool photo, with the pale blue sky and palm trees. So California! And interesting to read about a mobile rock climbing wall. I went to a climbing gym for the first time a few weeks ago when my 4 1/2 year old nephew was in town. He'd never climbed and just zoomed up the huge wall like it was no big deal. None of the rest of us even thought about giving it a try. Even this wall looks intimidating to me!

Bernie K. said...

It's like the Hall of the Mountain King is having a sidewalk sale!

Petrea said...

Thank you, Palm Axis. I am your humble fan.

Katie, you've got that right. I didn't consider it.

Bernie K., you make me laugh.

IamMBB said...

We have one of those here in the Roaring Fork Valley. It goes around to the summer festivals and it's quite popular with all the young kids.

lynn said...

Great picture Petrea, i love the colours.

I've tagged you for a meme, Petrea, at www.ukdailyphoto.blogspot.com - sorry can't do links at the moment. Go on, give it a go!

babooshka said...

I have been rock climbing using a real cliff face, never a gym and certainly not this moblie contraption. Interesting,amusing well spotted.

Ackworth Born said...

Not seen a mobile one before - I'm a bit concerned that it is erected on concrete - hope nobody falls off.

Destitute Rebel said...

Great picture, We dont see these types of things in Pakistan yet, I used to do a lot of rock climbing in a barn that was converted into a Gym, this picture brings back memories.

Petrea said...

Welcome, iambb: I had to go find out where Roaring Fork Valley is. Right now if one falls down when rock climbing there, one falls in snow.

I'll check it out, Lynn, because you said so.

I have, too, babooshka, but I need a bit of an angle to them!

ackworth born: you can bet someone in some legal office has thought of that and papers had to be signed. You know us litigious Americans.

Bernie K. said...

Ackworth, if you squint at the top of the "cliff," you can see black steel arms with pulleys. Climbers hang from cables paid out from winches hidden behind the fiberglas … no falls, lots of thrills!

Petrea said...

Thanks, Bernie. I had no idea what those things were.

Petrea said...

Hi DR, do you suppose that gym/barn still exists? It would be nice to see a photo of it on http://lahoredailyphoto.blogspot.com/, (which I encourage everyone to check out, it's a terrific photo blog!).

Ackworth Born said...

thanks bernie for the info

Ryoko Fan said...

Is there a person limit to for it?, the climb thingy.

Petrea said...

Hi Ryoko fan, I don't have any idea if there's a person limit. If not, there ought to be!