One of the graduation requirements has been completed this past weekend. I went to Warrior Tower and repelled down a big wooden wall and completed the obstacle course.
The repelling was definitely the best part of the warrior tower. We had nothing but a rope for a harness. There was a certain way we tied the rope to create a tight harness. And when I say tight, I mean I had bruises on my hips the next day. No one wanted the chance of slipping out of it. We all practiced on a smaller, angled tower before the actual thing. Moving onto the huge structure, we had to climb up the wooden rungs all the way to the top. Once up there, it seemed like a long way down, yet I was exhilarated and stoked to repel. I stepped down off the top and took the starting position. The key was to push off and let gravity do its thing. It took me about four or five jumps to repel down. Some not so confident took twice as many jumps. As soon as I hit the ground, I wanted to do it again, but unfortunately, no one was allowed.
The obstacle portion of the warrior tower consisted of climbing up wooden rungs that were far apart, swinging across a rope swing, climbing down a cargo net, and navigating some rope bridges. It was all high up off of the ground and pretty intense. It was surely a strain on the muscles in the upper body. Warrior tower is one thing I will remember forever.
Until next time,