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chelseaRae


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i'm writing a paper for my college class on the only thing i could think of. why climb? why risk our lives and spend our money and free time to climb a rock? so go ahead, give me your opinion, it would be greatly appreciated! :)


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I climb for the babes, obviously.

And what else am I supposed to do with all this gear?


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Because I hate (well, at least dislike (well, frequently I'd rather not)) hiking the long way round to get to the top.


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To get away from questions like this.


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For the chicks.


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For the high, man!


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for this reason only


mnottingham


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Why? Why not! Why surf in shark-infested waters? Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Why huff chemicals from aerosol cans ? Why force puppies and kittens to fight to the death?

Because it's kind of scary, which makes it REALLY FUN

Why? "If you have to ask, you'll never know"


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enlightenment


choplops


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I climb so I can troll the forums of rockclimbing.com


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it's interesting. and feels good.


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Other than rocks, I don't.


mecalekahi-mekahidyho


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Cause its so damn fun. Its mainly about the climbing, but there are other perks. Taking trips, camping, meeting different folks, finding YOUR perfect line, pushing your limits, and the feeling of accomplishment or achievement after sending your proj.

Stop cheating on your paper, write it on your own. Laugh


matterunomama


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http://www.squidoo.com/whyclimb


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chelseaRae wrote:
i'm writing a paper for my college class on the only thing i could think of. why climb? why risk our lives and spend our money and free time to climb a rock? so go ahead, give me your opinion, it would be greatly appreciated! :)

i climb because it is too steep to walk.


keepitlow


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I'm just a beginner I like the feel of 4 limbs moving in concert and the relaxed yet concentrated mind. Don't like risking my life though. Too old and don't heal up like a young guy. so I take it easy.


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Because my mum told me not too


patrickgensel


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choplops wrote:
I climb so I can troll the forums of rockclimbing.com


LULZ!!!!!! Sly best reason ever! but in all seriousness climbing is something different to everyone there is no one right reason why we climb, personally i climb to test the limits of my mind and body, not to mention buying gear is really fun Tongue


marc801


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chelseaRae wrote:
i'm writing a paper for my college class on the only thing i could think of. why climb? why risk our lives and spend our money and free time to climb a rock? so go ahead, give me your opinion, it would be greatly appreciated! :)
This is the most originalist paper topic evar! OMG I bet that's never been asked b 4!!!


bill413


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marc801 wrote:
chelseaRae wrote:
i'm writing a paper for my college class on the only thing i could think of. why climb? why risk our lives and spend our money and free time to climb a rock? so go ahead, give me your opinion, it would be greatly appreciated! :)
This is the most originalist paper topic evar! OMG I bet that's never been asked b 4!!!

True, I don't think the "spend our money" aspect has been adequately addressed when I've seen previous *ahem* research on the topic.


sungam


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It all started that fateful day when me and my buddy Josh A dropped a bunch of mesculin and listened to the whisper of the mountain...


Crimpcramp


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I climb because there is nothing like it, I feel like is it an incredible meditation. It exercises not only my body but my mind. I think climbing gives me a heightened ability to find peace in moments full of chaos and you know you are really living when you find your on a 15-20ft run out on a route above your skill level ..... hell the girls ain't too bad too


dorienc


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I'm too clumsy to dance, too old to party, and I can't stand golf.


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Crimpcramp wrote:
the girls ain't too bad too
This is an interesting comment. In Scotland, there are VERY few girls who climb, but at certain areas I've been to in the USA, half the people at the crag are total babez!


sungam


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dorienc wrote:
too old to party
Aw fuck! That was my backup plan for when I was too old to freeclimb.
Ah, well, deep water aid soloing it is, then.

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