Pinch Holds and Finger Pain

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In my quest to get off the damn couch I have been pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. Rock climbing has become the focus of my attention. It frustrates me, sometimes enrages me, and makes me wince in pain. And at the same time makes me tired in the best way, forces me to think outside the box, and gives me the biggest sense of accomplishment when I finally conquer a route.

Now, my passion for the outdoors and need to try new things is not shared by my friends. Luckily I found a great group on Meetup.com that meets at The Ultimate Climbing Gym here in Greensboro 2x a week. This place is INSANE. If you are in the area, or will be passing through, stop by and at least take a look around this madness. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful, and no worries if you don’t have gear (or are a total beginner like me). They have gear for rent for super cheap and are willing to help you get started.

I have only been 3 times, but I can see what the draw is. It is addictive. It will piss you off when you can’t complete a route, and will have you obsessing and dreaming about it after you leave. You end up not really having a choice of wether or not to go back. Your brain will not let you rest until you make that route your bitch.

I hope this has inspired you to get off the damn couch and try rock climbing if you haven’t yet, or prompted you to rediscover your love for it, or simply pick up a new hobby and get out there again.

Let me know how you got off the damn couch today in the comments!