Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gym Climbing - A Necessary Evil

I hate gym climbing - it feels fake, and frankly, I find it demoralizing.  There's something about climbing on plastic that makes routes of the same grade feel way harder indoors than outdoors.  And, while at my local gym, the climbers are all friendly, the whole scene is just not the same as going out climbing at the crag or in the mountains.  It's kinda like comparing backcountry touring to resort skiing.  Both are skiing, but one is an adventure and the other is just so much of the same. 

But, ya gotta keep in shape, so I try and gym climb once a week in winter.  So, the good news is, I'm done for this week I guess.

Climbing at the 'Line, way more fun than the gym

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