Send: To successfully climb a route without falling
I turned to rock climbing for a myriad of reasons, aside from the fact that I seem to welcome any form of pain-inducing activity. As a hyperactive individual, I always need an outlet to channel my abundance of energy. What better way than to do something that’s both physically and mentally enduring — all while making me climb new heights (literally) and reach new peaks?
It’s common knowledge that rock climbing, be it indoor or outdoor, is among the activities that provide a total body workout. This sport enables me to strengthen my core, arms and legs while boosting both my endurance and confidence. By focusing on the body’s major muscle groups, rock climbing requires upper body strength to pull one up into their ascent, while engaging your core and relying on leg strength to push oneself onward and upwards. As someone who enjoys a savory diet and indulging in my spare time, rock climbing supplies me with the right amount of exercise to ensure that I’m still leaning toward a healthy lifestyle. As an alternative form of exercise and regular part of my routine, aside from working out at a gym, I'm able to lead a balanced life day in and day out.
Here’s where rock climbing stands out — it simply goes beyond physical.
I feel a unique sense of fulfillment each time I reach the top of the wall. It’s hard to describe in words, but reaching the summit uplifts my spirit and makes me feel that I’ve achieved something important, something that goes beyond the realm of reality. Scaling a wall is a sense of accomplishment that’s comparable to beating the deadline at work, or getting credited by my boss for a successful project.
Additionally, no other physical activity or sport has enabled me to sharpen my focus as effectively as rock climbing. My attention to detail is put to good use and vastly improved each time I train my sight on where to hold on next, contemplating my next move. I am able to clear my mind of the rigors and problems of everyday life by focusing on one particular but still challenging goal: to make it to the top.
Finally, rock climbing allows me to distinguish myself and feel a sense of individuality. The rock climbing community is nothing short in terms of support and pushing one another beyond our limits. With every capture, we can proudly exhibit our greatest moments determining where to reach next. Every time I revisit those moments, I feel a rush of excitement remembering how I scaled new extreme walls and ridges during the weekend.
Climbing Brand Manager
His upcoming climbing inspiration: To climb Half Dome, Yosemite