Spring Break 2012: Day No. 2 — Rock Climbing

Date March 19, 2012

On Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, we (Benton, Carson, my Uncle John, and I) headed to the U.S. National Whitewater Center on the outskirts of Charlotte. It’s an impressive complex, made a bit surreal by the dying of the water green in honor of St. Paddy (and more surreal by the fact that I combined three images in an HDR process):

U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, NC -- St. Patrick's Day 2012

There are a number of activities at the center, so I’m going to break this up into three separate posts. We started off at the rock wall (in the picture above over on the right edge — the light brown, lopsided tower thingy), where Julie and the boys both took multiple turns on multiple difficulty levels.

Carson, Julie, and Benton all on the wall at once:

Carson, Julie, and Benton on the rock wall

Carson at the top of the wall:

Carson reaches the top of the wall
Benton paused for a photo op en route to the top:

Benton pauses to mug for the camera

Benton near the top of the wall

Julie close to the peak of her comfort level:

Julie on the rock wall

Overall, Carson gave the experience a thumbs-up:

Carson gives rock wall climbing a thumbs-up

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