Haha so insanely true! I was hooked the first time I climbed.
Originally Posted by diploid
For noobs, to get stronger I would recommend...climbing. Really, you can do pushups and pullups and all that too, but climbing is training in itself. Especially with the technical aspect--there really is no sport as technical as climbing. Stick to ropes for now and build up some endurance and technique, and once you're a bit stronger maybe try bouldering (the good stuff!) to build some gnarly strength. I know some people get injured more easily if they jump right into bouldering though!
But yes, if you are really a climber, then your life definitely has changed forever. I know mine has! You will soon speak a totally different language and have a new obsession--both of which will just confuse and exhaust everyone else haha.
"The mountains are calling and I must go."
"I don't know what's wrong with me, but I love this shit."
"Think like a geek. Eat like a hunter. Train like a fighter. Look like a model. Live beyond."