The watery winter sun had long set on the historic city of Utrecht when the first small groups of JongTNO members started flocking towards an industrial-looking building on the outskirts of Utrecht. Some came by bike, others by train. A lack of organisational foresight by the event's organiser resulted in a 15 minute long detour on foot for those travelling by train. The resulting walk through Utrecht Leidsche Rijn can be summarized in the words of R. Triodos: "I would grade this walk a 5- out of 10".
After this admittedly rocky start, a group of 30 enthousiastic would-be climbers started exploring the boulder facility.
"This looks easy!"
"You're making this look much harder than it has to be"
"Why the h*ll kind of move is that?!"
"Just go up!".
Conclusion: we clearly need a course in Constructive Criticism.
As the evening progressed, bouldering turned out to be quite hard and physically demanding - who would have thought?. Lot's of laughs were had and after 2 hours of exhausting ourselves we decided it was time for carbonated carbohydrates.
I would grade this activity a 9+ out of 10
- An anonymous reviewer
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