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By fredylee
Aug 14, 2012
I was introduced to climbing 2 months ago. Been climbing Monday, Thu, Sat ever since. I would do more if I could spare my time. I was doing top rope for the first 2 month, and went bouldering yesterday. Current stats is I can do V2, and some V3s. I can't really crimp small holds much, because I have not got a chance to practice much on my previous gym. Hopefully I can improve as I see those small crimps alot on V4 and V5.

I find myself day dreaming about my routes, and climbing all day. My body are inching to go climbing. My thoughts and my dreams (literally) are filled with climbing, crux sequences and how to solve the next moves.

What is wrong with me??? :)

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By J. Broussard
From CordryCorner
Aug 14, 2012
Young Good Free Face, 11b
Welcome to what you're life has irreversibly become.
And you're lucky too. A lot of folks out there don't find something to be this passionate about.

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Aug 14, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
Jeffeos wrote:
A lot of folks out there don't find something to be this passionate about.


+1. My only regret is that I didn't discover climbing sooner.

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 14, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
There's this other thing called sex, too. Dude. Really, it's pretty awesome.

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Aug 14, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
I can only be mediocre at one thing at a time Stich.

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By Unassigned User
Aug 14, 2012
What is wrong with you is you are only bouldering... Get some serious air under your feet, you will be hallucunating after that.

Don't listen to Stich, a perfect handcrack stretching on towards infinity is far better.

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By fredylee
Aug 14, 2012
@J Hazard. Yes, only bouldering and top rope at gym for now. I am still looking for friends to do outdoor climbing. I can only imagine what that will be like for now.

@Jake Jones. I wish I found this way way earlier in life as well. I am 33 now. I made sure that my son got introduced to it earlier in life. He is 7, and he is loving it all the way. To my surprise, He was able to do some V2s yesterday.

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By Mark Mueller
From Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 14, 2012
Great quality rock on this one!
Jake Jones wrote:
+1. My only regret is that I didn't discover climbing sooner.


yes. a little over a year into climbing now and I have been lucky enough to get a full rack and jump into traditional climbing. when you start dreaming about crack climbing it's all over for you. you will never look at rock the same. your relationship will suffer some unless your significant gets into climbing. bouldering will become something you do when you can't go out and place gear. you will forget what gym top roping feels like. after a year of climbing, adding routes on MP to your "to-do" list will become erotic; drooling over the computer. hopefully you have a job/family that supports your new found hobby. Be safe, have fun!

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By CJC
Aug 14, 2012
fredylee wrote:
My body are inching to go climbing.


huh

did you mean inching to have sex?

better stick to climbing.

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By mountainmaiden
From durango
Aug 29, 2012
me
Welcome to what you're life has irreversibly become....................yes welcome.

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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Aug 29, 2012
Epic free solo with a pack on
the problem is...you're a boulderer!! ha ha

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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Aug 29, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
fredylee wrote:
What is wrong with me??? :)


Absolutely nothing.

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By Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Aug 29, 2012
Mathematical!
Nothing is wrong with you. In fact, it's the opposite. Something is right.

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By Joe Huggins
From Grand Junction
Aug 29, 2012
mmmm....tree
Nothing at all wrong with you. Just remember to keep the paychecks rolling in until you're ready to retire. Balance-balance and power...

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By Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Aug 30, 2012
When I was a bum at Frey
It just gets better from hear man. No going back.

+1 hand crack going to infinity.

Climbing is better than sex. And the mountains will never leave you...

Ps get into trad and alpine from there!

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By OldManRiver
From Cottonwood Heights, UT
Aug 30, 2012
Red Rock, Cannibal crag
ditto only about 9 months in. Climbing is the sheeeeeeyit. Reminds me of the wise words of a guide:

It doesn't have to be fun.. to be fun

Remember that when your fingers are aching from crimps as you eat your cereal in the morning :)

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By BigJuggsjohnson
Aug 30, 2012
Stones
I dream about climbing areas a lot...when I wake up its like: wow that was a sweet crag. When im dreaming it I think I know exactly where it is. I may have a dejavoi and in real life be like : wow I know this! I dreamed it up. My hands sweat on approach usually. U can't compare relationships with climbing its two completely different things and fulfill different needs. All my resources go to climbing, trips and sustaining the lifestyle for the lack of kids. I feel like a complete person in my life.

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By Dave Bn
From Fort Collins, CO
Aug 30, 2012
Dreamweaver
fredylee wrote:
What is wrong with me??? :)


Sounds like a stomach parasite, maybe intestinal.

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By BigJuggsjohnson
Aug 30, 2012
Stones
dreamin about climbing
dreamin about climbing

day dreaming about climbing

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By BigJuggsjohnson
Aug 30, 2012
Stones
dreaming about climbing...again...
dreaming about climbing...again...

can't...stop...dreaming...bout...climbing...

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By Jeremy Hand
Aug 30, 2012
slopey
Be prepared for your son to be crushing way harder than you if you guys stick with climbing in subsequent years. Welcome to an entirely new life than the one that existed before you started climbing and enjoy every waking moment!

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By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Aug 30, 2012
Topo - Cliffs in Green
Stich wrote:
There's this other thing called sex, too. Dude. Really, it's pretty awesome.


and Powdah!

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By fredylee
Sep 11, 2012
@Jeremy Hand. Preparing for that moment to come, I know it will. My son enjoyed climbing and seemed pretty good at it.

I loved this new world of climbing, and bouldering.

I've made some slow progress during this month but are still having hard time with crimps and small holds (hand). Any suggestions?

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By Sir Wanksalot
From County Jail
Sep 11, 2012
fredylee wrote:
@Jeremy Hand. Preparing for that moment to come, I know it will. My son enjoyed climbing and seemed pretty good at it. I loved this new world of climbing, and bouldering. I've made some slow progress during this month but are still having hard time with crimps and small holds (hand). Any suggestions?


Footwork.

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By "H"
From Manitou Springs
Sep 11, 2012
Axes glistening in the sun
My only regret is that I don't climb as much as I'm used to. But I will get back to climbing more soon. Don't know how, but I will.

I've had that daydream for the last years. Unfortunately the only medicine is to get out and do it.

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By Woodchuck ATC
Sep 11, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Scantily clad climbing ladies sprinkled in should help keep the boredom out of the dreams...especially if they are crankin' a grade higher than you can.

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