5 Unexpected Reasons Why Climbing as an Adult Makes Life More Exciting
Updated: Sep 17, 2021
Climbing is for more than just outdoorsy die-hard adventurers - if you are looking to get more out of life, climbing might be the thing for you.
1. You can take risks - without harsh consequences.
Life is full of risks. Starting a business, buying a home, attempting that double black diamond on your annual ski trip - these are all risks that keep life exciting! If gone bad, these risks can carry some heavy consequences. When you’re climbing you get the same rush that comes with taking big risks, only now you have either a rope or a squishy mat below to ensure that you make it home with all your arms and legs.
2. You become more confident in yourself.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. The same holds true when it comes to accomplishing goals and building your confidence. When you’re climbing, you’ll find that you don’t always make it to the top on your first try. It’s that moment when you FINALLY reach the top that fills you with a sense of accomplishment and you prove to yourself that you really can do it. With each climbing session comes small amounts of noticeable progress and over time you realize how much you can accomplish when you take things one bite at a time.
3. You will get strong. Really strong.
You don’t have to be strong in order to start climbing, but in order to get strong you have to start climbing. The best part is - you’re going to be having so much fun that you won’t even realize how strong you’re getting. Being strong has many more benefits than just looking good (although that’s definitely a plus). Your posture gets better, you don’t get hurt as often, it’s easier to play with your kids, and the list goes on. Here at Climberz, we have walls that two-year-olds can climb, so I guarantee that we have a place for you to start as well.
4. It becomes easy to make friends.
As soon as you pull up to a climbing gym or the crag (that’s slang for big rock wall that you climb outdoors), you know that you immediately have one thing in common with everyone there. You like to climb! This one commonality is what brings climbers of all walks of life together and creates an instant connection. No matter if you are an absolute beginner or seasoned veteran, sharing the desire for adventure and eagerness to learn makes it easy to make new friends.
5. Climbing gets you high.
Literally. The rush of adrenaline mixed with the cocktail of endorphins that are released when you are free climbing on a wall 16 feet in the air will give you a natural high like no other. The best part of it all? You get to experience that high again, and again, and again. A saying we have at Climberz is, “you always leave in a better mood than when you arrived.” This holds true whether you have been climbing for a day or a decade. The best part about climbing is it gives you something to look forward to day after day.
Are you ready to give it a try?
If you are ready to step outside your comfort zone and try something that may change your life for the better, you can get a 7-day trial membership at Climberz by signing up below. No credit cards. No commitment. No catch. Our goal is to share how amazing climbing is with the Sioux Falls community and we want to invite you to try it for yourself!