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12 Reasons You Should Start Rock Climbing This Year

You'll never look at boulders the same way again...

1) Views take on a whole new meaning when you become a climber

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2) You won’t look at boulders and mountains the same way again

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3) You’ll get an awesome tan without having to use one of these…

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4) And it’s a really, really great workout

You’ll get super strong and toned – and it’s fun

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5) Although your hands will constantly look like this

But at least you’ll have the scars to prove all your hard work paid off

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6) You’ll have no problem opening jars with your new super strength grip

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7) You can climb pretty much all year round

Even if it’s snowing or chucking it down with rain

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8) There’s none of that repetitiveness you get with running or cycling…

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9) And you’re problem solving ability will be top notch

Put that on your CV!

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10) You’ve got to learn to put your trust in other people

Quite literally, with your life

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11) It’s fun and terrifying at the same time

Even if you don’t like heights, it’s a good way to cure the fear 

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12) So, why not give it a go?

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