I was being invited by Bruce for wall climbing last Thursday, because none of them know how to belay and you do need your own belayer if you choose to climb at Putrajaya Challenge Park (PCP).
It was kind of a mix feeling for me as I am happy that I finally able to go PCP again after more than 3 weeks I didn't climb, at the same time, I am still discourage with what happened the last time I was there; I performed very badly in my last climb. Thus I said to myself: "Today, I will not climb also".
It was great seeing how these 4 young people climb and learned how to belay. Basically I'm just there to make sure they belay correctly and climb safely and my job was done. Looking at their passion and how energetic they are, really made me want to climb too, but I was trying to save the embarrassment of not being able to complete a route.
In the end I gave up, put on the climbing shoes and gave it a go. Starting with the easiest red, half way up the wall I was being strike with fear, apparently after so long never being up there, you will get scared of heights again. I panicked a bit and cheat my way to the top, lol.
After that, I went on to tried the blue route that has been discouraging me for so many time, and like how it happened in my mind for weeks, I finally manage to came up with the solution for my disadvantage on that route, but still its not a finished project yet.
Not really a glorious comeback but I am okay with it as it gave my confidence back. Life is just the same. Not all will come easy for you, and you really need a strong heart in order not to lose faith in what you believe in. You need people to inspire you too. So don't be weary, at least not now.
Until next time, see you around my friend =)
Daniel Chiam from room8five