So the farm girl in me couldn’t wait to check out a rock climbing gym in silos – what a cool idea. I went on a (first!) date about a month or so ago with a gentleman who loved rocked climbing. I figured that this was the perfect opportunity for me to check it out.
The climbing gym is in Bloomington. I was driving from Champaign and it wasn’t too hard to find on my GPS. The cost was reasonable – only $18 for a day pass. My only complaint was that I had tour and a safety lecture at the beginning, which lasted a bit too long since I had an experienced date with me but I suppose in an industry like this it’s better to be safe than sorry!
This was my first time rock climbing so I cannot compare it to other climbing gyms. My date also told me about a climbing gym in Urbana that I hope to review too. If you are into rock climbing, I would love to hear about your recommendations.
Overall, I really enjoyed it but it was MUCH harder than anticipated. It look me a while to trust the ropes that I wasn’t going to hurt myself. I don’t know if this was the best choice for a first date — I think it would have been better to go with someone I already knew than trying to make first date chit chat while one of us is hanging by a rock… I definitely recommend checking it out.