The Rock.

Lately I’ve been doing a bit of rock climbing. It’s been pretty wild. I think what makes me enjoy it so much is that it’s a pleasant blend of physical ability and strategy; as oftentimes you need to move your arms and legs in specific sequences to most easily climb the wall. My bud Jesse and I have been going weekly for the past few months, occasionally joined by others, and we’ve come to recognize a few regulars around the gym.

There’s Tall-Lanky-Old-Guy whose go-go-gadget reach seems a little unfair
there’s Tiny-Foreign-Short-Haired-Girl who climbs 5.11 (very very difficult) walls, but probably only weighs 6 or 7 lbs
and then there’s No-Shirt-Boy

Two oddities about no-shirt-boy.
1. I’ve never actually seen him climb anything at the gym, I’ve only seen him stroll around without a shirt
2. You’d think that being the only person in the gym without a shirt, that he’d be in great shape. Such is not the case. he’s kind of frail looking.

I don’t look down on no-shirt boy, I just don’t understand his rock climbing mantra.

3 thoughts on “The Rock.

  • 7/30/2004 at 11:04 am

    Oddly enough, the word “climb” on this post, due to the vagaries of the font in use, often looks like “dimb”. So what exactly is “rock dimbing”?

  • 7/30/2004 at 12:49 pm

    ha ha, well said. I have no idea how to change the font on this beast. Climbing isn’t the only problem. Clothes, Close, and Clean all end up with looking like D’s in lowercase. And when you follow the C with an H you get a weird letter ch. or an R: cr

    I need to figure out how to change the font soon, until then, I will experiment with the Capital C. But to answer your question: rock Dimbing is obviously some sort of mystical process that accompanies rock Climbing, where the Climber speaks to the rocks in the hope that those very rocks will be soft on his/her bones in the event of a fall.

  • 7/30/2004 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks for the prompt answer…I’ll have to start training so perhaps someday I can do some Dimbing as well.


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