30 Things Rock Climbers Love
Besides rock climbing. That's a given.
Waking up at ungodly hours.
Being in touch with nature.
ROPES? LOL WHAT ARE THOSE.
Fingering deep cracks.
Using words that sound dirty but aren't.
Debating the advantages of laces versus velcro shoes.
Blowing an entire paycheck on gear.
Calling people gumbies.
Figuring out their own beta.
Surviving on a diet of pure protein.
Giving their mothers heart attacks when they see pictures from their last climbing trip.
Having a favorite type of rock.
Discovering new climbing areas.
Creatively naming routes.
Slacklining on rest days.
Climbing things that aren't rocks.
Complimenting a well-dressed knot.
Always being prepared.
Collecting scrapes and bruises.
Their climbing partner.
Taking in a well-earned sunset after a long day.
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