for the love of climbing

Dear Climbing,

We’ve been seeing each other for over six years and this letter is long overdue. But every day, my heart beats wildly for you. You have brought me to some beautiful places. Because of you, I have experienced some breathtaking views and met some amazing people.

But most of all, I love how you bring out the best and worst parts of me. You take everything I have mentally, physically, and emotionally and yet you offer a safe place for healing. You’ve been there for both hard sends and hard falls (both the kind the break your foot and your heart) and ultimately, I am a healthier, happier, and more driven human because of you.

Nature becomes a great equalizer and through climbing, we’re able to channel emotions through something physical. I love the way the mind and body connect as well as the connections we build with other humans. Finding ways…

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