Our World – Rock Climbing and More

Saturday I ventured to a popular rock climbing area in Tulsa near Chandler Park here in Tulsa to meet IRL a couple people I knew through social media, Tim and Brittany. They are rock climbers and they were going to let me use my drone to video them doing what they do. I’d never been close to the sport before and I guess what I learned is that I don’t have enough upper, lower, or core strength to even get off the ground.

I was impressed with the whole rock climbing infrastructure in the area. Previous climbers had already installed a lot of the bolts and pins they use for their safety ropes and harnesses. They told me that there is an app (of course, there is always an app, right!) that maps out the areas and routes. So I got to meet Tim and Brittany and learned a little about their sport. The video is on their youtube channel. Check out their other videos, they are very active. They hike, camp, bike, and go kayaking in addition to their rock climbing adventures and do a good job editing their videos. Give them a like and subscribe to see their other adventures.

I was flying in tight quarters between trees and the face of the rock so I wasn’t keeping up with the climber as I should have some of the time. Still it was nice to go somewhere besides my back yard to fly the thing.

They had offered to bring an extra harness so that I could try it. I’m like thank you but no. At my age gravity is not my friend!

Gilcrease Expressway Construction Update

After we parted ways I stopped nearby where the State is building a new expressway in west Tulsa. I got the drone out and started taking it up and due to high winds I had to call it off plus some small bird was flying around the drone in a not very friendly manner so I called it quits and brought it back down. Still not a bad shot.

Alan - Drone Piloting

And here is yours truly, the drone pilot in my element. Tshirt, boots, and hiking boots, I have totally gotten worthless. I love being retired. Maybe I can buy this old gas station and get it going again. Whaddya think. Maybe not is what I say.

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11 thoughts on “Our World – Rock Climbing and More

  1. Penelope Notes

    Being a drone pilot is no easy task I would imagine and quite tricky. Wow … the rock climber looks great and how adventurous of you to record the moments.

  2. Vicki

    Great job operating the drone in surrounds like that! Rock climbing is something I would never do, even in my younger years.

    “I have totally gotten worthless” LOL, I think 99.9% of us have since 2020!

    I hope you have a great week!

  3. DrillerAA

    Like you, at my age and physical condition, rock climbing doesn’t even sound like a good idea but flying a drone to record others sounds like great fun. So glad you’re enjoying retirement and your attire is perfect for the lifestyle.

  4. Pat

    Just watching the rock climber made my joints hurt! I have admiration for this couple but that is definitely a sport for young people. You did a good job with the drone coverage. The new expressway shot was a good one. I notice more real estate agents are doing drone shots of houses for sale these days –a whole new perspective for houses with scenery around them.

  5. A ShutterBug Explores

    Fascinating photos ~ rock climbing not for me ~ aging keeps me close to the ground ~ LOL ~ Great that you are enjoying your retirement ~ and you keep age appropriate busy ~ Xo ~ good for you.

    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. sallie rainville

    You’re not worthless, you’re a Drone Pilot extraordinaire! Yeah, you probably should get that gas station going again to make money toward your future retirement …. oh, but wait too late, you already earned that (And aren’t you glad !)

  7. Gaelyn

    Great job with the drone, especially as that is from the ground. I love the way you have embraced retirement. I should take lessons from you.

  8. DeniseinVA

    Both drone video and photo is impressive. Considering I get vertigo stepping up on a stool, I think those friends of yours are very impressive climbing the wall. Great job Yogi!

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