Years ago when Matt and I were still dating I went rapelling with Matt and some of his Fraternity buddies. Both of my parents were concerned. Despite being afraid of heights I managed to have a great time and rapelled multiple times. It was really a whole lot of fun and a huge rush. Nothing of note happened during my rapels but as I walked down the trail I fell and sprained my ankle.
Yesterday I took the kids to the local children's museum where they have a climbing wall. Gabriel was just old enough to climb and wanted to try so I let him climb. He did really well for his first climb. He got about halfway up the wall. Then he asked me to climb with him. I had never climbed but decided to do it anyway. I actually was able to climb all the way to the top. It was easier than I thought it would be. It actually took less arm strength than I thought and more leg strength. Btw, the wall is only a 15 foot wall but, I was still impressed with myself. Now I just need to find somewhere that will let Abby climb. (You had to be 5 and 3'8".) Oh, and nothing bad happened on our walk to the car.