Last May, my friend and fellow adventurer Micah and I did our first ever day of climbing at Pinnacles National Monument (see photo above). Today after work, we went to Ironworks climbing gym and climbed indoors – the next best thing.
We started out easy and worked our way to harder routes, each taking a break while the other climbed. It’s good to have a friend to figure out rock problems with – you can support each other from the ground.
If you can’t get out to your favorite wall, favorite bike route or trail – do the next best thing and try the indoor version of your favorite sport. You’ll keep that momentum going and be in better shape the next time you go out.