My first time I hiked to a place called Indian cliffs I was hung from a rope. I was about 13 years old. I was camping with the scout in upstate NY. Part of what this troop like to do was repelling. So to make a long story even longer. We hiked to the cliffs learn to tie our own harness. And was asked to turn around and walk down the wall. It was so hard at first but when I let it go it was so great. I have still have a fear but love to do these things till today.