Starting to climb has been such a fantastic challenge for me- I am certainly still a beginner, but I can already see how much better I’ve gotten since I first roped up several months ago. For one, I can tie all of my knots without thinking about them now (baby steps)! I can also feel myself getting stronger. And even on the nights when I’m frustrated about a bouldering problem or stuck on a route, I go home feeling like I’ve accomplished something when my forearms and shoulders are sore and my fingers are raw. I love it.