One of my guys at work offered to show me around his climbing club which happens to be in Mile End and a stones throw from my abode.
Of course I jumped at the chance!!!
Straight away I felt comfortable and took to it easily. Even my long nails didn't stop me pressing for harder climbs much to the dismay of my coach! Who kept telling me to be careful and not get over confident (but admitted I may be teaching him soon) :0)
I just had to go with it...how are you ever going to learn if you don't fall on your arse every now and then!! (I didn't but ended up on the intermediate climbs on my first day)
I think I will be going back very very soon!!