5 Things You Should Know Before Climbing Kelingking Ridge
So you've purchased your tickets to Nusa Penida and you're getting ready for your visit to T-Rex Beach. YAY!!! If you're going just for the view at the top.. Great! It's going to take your breath away. But if you're going for the hike as well, here are just a couple things to keep in mind:
If you think the first half of the trail is bad, brace yourself for the second half. It gets much steeper and at some points you are just using a rope and some foot-holes carved out of the rock
There are beverages and snacks sold at the bottom of the beach... how they get them down there, I do not know, but it's impressive
The waves and current at the beach are STRONG! I had the pleasure of witnessing one single wave wipe out 5 people like dominoes... bathing suit tops were definitely misplaced. If you aren't used to swimming in those conditions do be careful and maybe don't go all the way in, just dip!
You may not believe me, but going back UP is easier than the climb DOWN. Yes, you may be more out of breath but you're much more stable. It's like climbing a ladder versus feeling like you're going to topple over, head first, down the cliff
You CAN do it, and SHOULD do it! The feelings of accomplishment and awe are very rewarding. Plus, it's fun to instantly bond with all the other strangers who are just as scared... okay, maybe "scared" isn't the right word... just as challenged, and tired as you are ;)