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Rock Climbing : Comments

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I appreciate you writing this. I had my first rock climbing experience this past weekend, in Rochester NY at Rock Ventures. I had always wanted to do it, so I joined my colleges "outdoor club" and my first trip with them was to the indoor gym. Though, I did not realize that I was the odd man out, that everyone else had their boyfriend or girlfriend with them to belay for them....though, they were helpful and didn't mind doing it once and awhile.
After 5 hours of climbing, I finally understood how fingertips could fatigue, I thought I was in shape, but not for rock climbing. The point is, I am now dreaming about climbing, and I've no partner, the vocabulary, nor any idea what I would be doing on my own. Though, I find that climing involves some of the most helpful, motivating, and encouraging people i've ever met, and that was just from one days experience. I'm glad I'm not the only newbie out there....and by the way, if you can't find time to hit the climbing gym, I bought myself a Hangboard which has at least given me some much needed strength.