Grotto, then Blotto.

Went rock climbing at the Grotto in Guelph for the first time in about a year (possibly more). I figured I'd give it a try again, since I was getting back in shape and had felt a little stronger in recent weeks. It was a nice time; got to hang out with C and Thingo -- and the Grotto looks pretty cool. Looks like they revamped the inside and put in some new walls. They removed the climbing cave, and increased the surface area of the central climbing wall to make it available to more people.

Unfortunately, I've done nothing to improve my grip strength and my forearm muscles. I pretty much gave out a lot sooner than I had expected. So, I'm going to focus a little more on the hand/forearm areas in the next couple of months. See if my climbing kung fu improves any.

Afterwards, we went to the Cornerstone, a hip little joint full of musicians, post-modern hippies, and vegetarian food. Seems like a place I'd hang out if I lived in Guelph. The bean burger's pretty cool, and they've got this great cup of coffee that comes with another cup of coffee -- a shot of espresso inside. Can't beat that.

Going to start boning up on my climbing knots too. Man, there's a lot of things you can do with rope outside of the bedroom.

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