Verticle Life - Why I Climb
The moment I step my foot off the ground and grasp the rock face; nothing else matters in the world but the task at hand. Stresses of life melt away. Determination, focus, total body control (and quite a few power screams) push me into a place of indescribable joy. Knowing how hard I’ve worked to clip the anchors gives me a smile that I can’t wipe off my face, even if someone farted on it.
Climbing = Life Skills
Projecting a climb for more than 30 shots = helps me practice patience, and that sometimes I have to fail to succeed.
Pulling hard on the crux = teaches me determination. When life gets hard, making one more move can get me somewhere new.
Overcoming fear of falling = pushing through this helps me to closely examine any real or imagined fears.
Homosapiens, I Love
Many people in this world have become superficial, money orientated and in some cases evil. Through climbing I have found the most genuine, fun loving, psyched on life and dirty minded humans ever! My climbing friends taught me that living out of the (regimen day to day life) box is totally achievable. Yeow, to long extended climbing holidays!
Also, why wouldn’t you love this sport, with hot bodies everywhere at the crag! Bring on the well defined climber dudes with mousey brown hair and blue eyes!
Every so often, I find being myself can be difficult in ‘everyday’ society. I’m so thankful for my fellow climbers that tolerate me (in small doses). Where else could a crude little gassy Austrasian that power screams way too much, fit in so well?!
Rock hugging has given me more than I could ever give back. Love clambering! Xx
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