They were so intrigued because these little, adventurous boys from a not-so-common school in Leyte are honing their climbing skills on natural boulders, climbing mountains, and discovering caves and falls. In short, they have discovered that there are still some people even students who cherish the love for rock climbing and the out-of-doors.
We scheduled a trip to Tacloban, and we visited the shop. And that was the start of our friendship with the staff at the gym. If my memory serves me well, it was some time in 2003. And the last time I was there was in 2004 just before our graduation.
Fast forward after 9 years, I was back. And I still recognized one familiar face at the gym. He is aptly named, Frienli. Yeah, he's still there after those many years.
So much for that. Let's start climbing!
|Feeling the hold after 9 years.|
|Strength, pain tolerance, and determination- they are essential.|
|Thanks for the great climb and bouldering, Bukid Outdoor Shop!|
|Bouldering with a friend.|
Rock climbing, wall climbing, or bouldering is in my blood. I love the feel of ascending slowly up the sheer wall. I trust on the equipment that we use: the rock shoes, the harness, the carabiner, the rope, and the belayer too. I love the feel of the climbing chalk on your fingers. I love the feel of the bruised and wounded fingers, the painful arm and back muscles. I love all the experience of it!
|Ready to roll.|
|Two more holds left before the final hold. Hoooh!|
|Climbing buddies: Frenli and Rey.|
I recommend wall climbing to you, try it!
|Yes, I'm a member since 2003! Notice the battered and bruised I.D. card.|
* Some photos are credited to Rey Espina and Juvemar Zanoria. Thanks!
Bukid Outdoor Shop and Climbing Gym
Address: 206 Padre Burgos Street, Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines
Telephone Number: (053) 523 7625
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