It sounds like you really just want to know the minimum you should be doing so I'd recommend Body by Science as it only has you doing weights once a week or so with the aim of getting the most "bang for your buck" so to speak. There's no point doing extra unless you really want to!
[QUOTE=dabears;1200731]fully understood, and there are a lot more ways to get generally stronger than without a barbell... I've had the discussion on here before. But I still think it is generally speaking the best and most progressive way to add strength, and would only help complement those activities.[/QUOTE]
Oh I agree. Wasn't reopening [B]that[/B] discussion. I read OP as basically saying "I hate lifting weights....do I gotta?". To which I was sayin ....well rock climbing and such might be enough for you then.