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I Love Rock Climbing

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    HMMM... I am not sure what else to say about this. I don't get out as much as I used to, but I still enjoy the hell out of it when I get the chance!
    MstuckF MstuckF 31-35, T Nov 11, 2011

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    Jamesunleashed Jamesunleashed 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Cliff Climbing

    Ever since I was a little child, my dad took me rock climbing when we were on holiday. Out of all my friends, I was the only girl who could rock climb. It was the one thing I loved doing the most when we were on holiday and it is still something I still love doing even though I...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F Feb 25, 2012

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    I've always loved rock climbing,

    since I was a kid. I always climb trees, high areas, hell I even tried climbing my house! ( only made it half way). I'm gonna climb a rocky cliff or a small mountain one day. Theirs so much I want to do when I'm older, I guess I better get in shape :)
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm Really Interested In This!

    I'm totally psyched to start at the indoor arena, and get some good practice in and hopefully get to a level where I can transition to some outdoor climbs. Absolutely any advice on how to get started and how to move indoor to outdoor from you seasoned climbers out there would be...
    theschoolgirl theschoolgirl 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    Yosemite

    This place beckons to the climber like a flame to a moth.  I had been before, but it was my first time since becoming a climber.  Rounding the bend to get my first view of the cookie, I had to stop right there for a bit and stand in awe at the sheer scale, as up to that...
    jpdreamer jpdreamer 21-25, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2007

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    epoch9 epoch9 26-30, M 1 Response May 18

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    A Feeling Like No Other

        There is this 150 ft. rock that I love to climb at least ones a week. When ever I go I do it free climbing and bare foot. Well its December now and the rock is iced up, So you'd think I'd stay away from it. Well I'm not all that bright. I decided to go ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 17, 2007

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    Anyone Want To Go Climbing?

    I really like rock climbing but haven't been doing it for very long so I suck. Is there anyone who wouldn't mind having a inexperienced partner? I'm free 24/7.
    will8285 will8285 26-30, M Jun 7, 2013

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    Newbie

    I've only been climbing at a local indoor gym, but I love it. I love the workout, the sweat, the adrenaline, the bruises, the sore muscles, the calories burnt, the flappers, the stares from the guys as you kick their ***** all the way up the wall, all of it. At some point I'd...
    JessaMarie JessaMarie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    I've been climbing pretty regularly the past 2

    months and the progress is always fun to notice. I started at 5.9/5.10 and V2/V3. Now I am climbing 5.10/5.11 and V3/V4. Also I have noticed my arms look pretty strong...the core too. Love improving!
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F Jul 30

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    Just Started

    Just started today; private training at a city rock gym in Houston. I'm in okay shape ... but I can't feel my hands. Am committing to go this place twice a week; work is prohibiting me from going more than that.
    comstone comstone 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    Sent my project in Moab today!

    ! Really fun boulder problem called 'Circus Trick'. I took two trip spaced 10 months apart to do it and it was definitely well worth it!
    chealy chealy 22-25, M Jan 12

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    Climbing: It`s Addictive

    I`ve been climbing for about 6 years on and off, and recently got back into it in my new town. I found a partner who is willing to progress with me and we head to the gym only once a week. The gym is an hour away, and in the middle of a bustling city. But with this, I am always...
    Janno158 Janno158 16-17, F Dec 8, 2011

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    From Hobby To Passion

    I have been rocking climbing for approximately 7 years now and had no idea where it would lead. It all started innocently enough with hearing about an indoor climbing gym and a visit on a Saturday. At that point I knew rock climbing (at least indoors) was something I wanted to...
    RockRat2008 RockRat2008 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    Just Started...!

    I'm so excited - tomorrow i'm going on a rock climbing camp for 2 days! i only started learning the basics less than two month ago, and made my first climb only 2 weeks ago. i'm not a very sporty person normally - my cousins and sister are all great at badminton (they...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones 16-18, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2007

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    Me Too!

    I started climbing around easter time. its a shame the summers nearly over but I suppose the indoor walls are ok. I am really looking forward to climbing in Thailand at christmas! :) 
    Freethinking Freethinking 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Love Climbing

    Nothing will make me happier than a 5 rope set up a side of a cliff (besides music)
    bradhorn bradhorn 19-21, M 2 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    Climbing Partner And Partner? Double Trouble?

    I have been climbing for a few years now seriously and my hubby much longer. We started out climbing together constantly but have now peeled off with other partners as he tries to coach me and I refuse to listen to him but when I climb with my friends I attentively listen to...
    moofin moofin 26-30, F Nov 21, 2013

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    Am I the only person

    who actually likes the feeling of falling when I just miss the next clip in? Yesterday, on the wall I was traversing a double overhang and I was acutely aware that the energy was disappearing out of my core, fore arms and fingers... When my dear little brain kicked in telling...
    johnjw johnjw 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    Most Exhilarating Experiences!!

    I've been climbing for years. Never the same experience twice! I started climbing after I was hiking in Garden of the Gods one day, I saw some young boys on top of this Rock and I could hear them talking. Was the first time climbing for one of the youngsters, and he was scared...
    zoey2222 zoey2222 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    Like this group is called,

    I love rock climbing! When I lived in northern MN my sister and I would climb at the gym and go hiking in the wilderness looking for places to boulder. One would carry the pad and the other the backpack with the shoes, chalk, snacks, and water. We would wander and enjoy nature...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Free Climbing Scare

    Iv been climbing for about 7 years now and never gets old! The cliff that we wanted to go up and poison ivy all over the easy ways to get up to set up our rope. I decided to free climb it and carry up some rope/webbing to secure the climb for my buddies. It looked like a fun and...
    moonshineBrewer moonshineBrewer 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2012

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    Been doin it for years Got a harness

    and shoes and really into it
    Asherstokes Asherstokes 13-15, T Jan 9

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    Rock climbing to me personally is more

    than just a sport/hobby. It's considered more like a lifestyle you're extremely passionate about. I've been climbing for around 2 years solid both indoor and professionally outdoor. It ultimately changed how I realized how to treat your body right, in order to progress as a...
    BrianDavid92 BrianDavid92 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    Which Is Better - Climbing Or Rappelling?

    Yesterday, a beautiful day in the mid-80s with a breeze that picked up as the day wore on, we went to a popular local climbing area.  To our utter surprise, we had it completely to ourselves for almost 6 hours.  We had three lines set up for top roping on a 100 foot...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    Climbing is the only activity

    that makes me escape all the s*** in the world for a short while!
    stillhet stillhet 31-35, M Jul 27

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    Recently I went with a group of older men on a

    camping trip to a canyon about an hour away from where we live. We got up early on Saturday morning, hiked up to the top of a cliff, and started to set up ropes. We were going to help some younger kids learn how to rock climb. Now, all of my experience had come from...
    peterrush42 peterrush42 16-17, M May 11

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    The Grip

    You start your day early, the dew reflects off the grass. The temperature is a mix of cold and hot. Your rope almost feel's wet from over night. Your body is stiff, but as soon as you touch the rock, you loosen up. Kinks disappear, stiffness is gone, suddenly you are limber...
    atieguy atieguy 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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    I love to climb. I don't like man made walls; I

    like going back in the woods and finding the hardest way to make it to the top of a hill. One of my dreams is to climb Mt. Everest! 😍
    June4562 June4562 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    An insatiable passion of mine.

    I wish I could climb all the time. I started going to my local climbing gym about a year and a half ago and I am still excited day that I go. My weekends are are all planned with outdoor trips too. Yosemite, J-tree, Red Rocks, Bishop, so much to do, so little time.
    nomodeset nomodeset 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 22

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    Today I took my son to a place not far away

    called "High Rock". I haven't been there in years, but it has always been in the back of my mind to take him, and today seemed the perfect day to do so.(some of you will get the symbolism in this picture, yes, it was intentional, and some won't... you will not be harshly judged...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Rock Love

    I love a good challenge; a challenge that tests you mentally physically and emotionally all at the same time. The greater the challenge the greater the reward. One of the most challenging and rewarding things is rock climbing and more then just climbing; the challenge of...
    climbfit climbfit 26-30, M Aug 12, 2013

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