• Why do we rock climb?

    If you rock climb for any substantial amount of time, you will inevitably run into someone who just doesn’t understand why you do it. For many people, the idea of rock climbing is so foreign to them that they will be forced to ask you stupid and infuriating questions.

    These questions range from the mildly annoying  “How high have you gone?”  to the slit my wrists level of infuriating “When are you going to climb Everest? “ Ha..ha..ha…….

    I guess a ladder is a form of climbing…


    Stupid questions aside, most people truly do not understand why we would seemingly put ourselves in danger to rock climb. What they don’t understand is that this is a very complex question. There are SO many reasons to rock climb, and everyone does it for a different reason.

    Have no fear my friends, for I have created a solution to our problem.  Through years of research I have developed a fool proof flow chart that will help explain to your gravitationally challenged friends and family exactly why you rock climb.

    This flow chart is scientifically proven to work! If it is not accurate, you are lying to yourself!



    Josh Cooper

    Josh hails from the pristine, sandy white beaches of the Jersey Shore, but currently lives in Asheville, NC. Josh is a graduate from UNCA, and is currently taking classes at Ab-Tech to prepare himself for graduate school. When not at Rumbling Bald, Josh is most likely at Climbmax, where he has worked for over 3 years. Josh has just written about himself in the third person more then he ever has and feels awkward about it.

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Discussion 9 Responses

  1. March 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Hrm, working on getting the resolution for the image better. I’ll get it soon.

    • March 10, 2011 at 9:02 am

      Thanks for putting up the High-Res image.  I’m gonna post that on my fridge!

  2. March 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I was able to read with some effort. I hope you get it sharper. Pretty funny stuff.

  3. March 10, 2011 at 8:06 am

    OMG…you totally nailed me!  Bouldering since you were in diapers but without abs of steel = my love for whiskey (Jagr is more appropriate) and beer “outweigh” my love for climbing…somewhat true;)  Nice post! 

  4. March 10, 2011 at 8:51 am

    The chart works, I swear! Pretty funny stuff Josh.

  5. March 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    My favorite part was the shirt off with a beanie on. Damn, you nailed that. Hilarious. Now you need to add alpine climbers (the ones who don’t use ladders) to the chart!

  6. March 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    HAHA… Jesus abs. I cant to do some bare-chested beanie bouldering…

  7. July 11, 2011 at 9:36 am

    don’t lie Aaron, you have Judas abs.

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