Everyday, we are a first-timer, whether we notice or not. And today, it is my first time doing top-roping on the real rock. Even though there is so many hand hold I can choose from the wall, much of it are sharper compared to the artificial hand hold at the gym. About the feeling, yes, it is much scarier compared to the climbing gym, in regards to the sharp edges, rope itself, as well as my FIRST-TIME belayer.
Nonetheless, it is a fun experience for me. A search for varieties in life and a confidence booster. Thanks to Farhan who invited me to join him (and other climbers from UIA) at Gua Damai, Batu Caves. And thanks to Zul for the picture, at least I have something to remember about.