I came here to say exactly this. Bouldering is great full-body exercise, is not too terribly hard on your body (like running is), is not a big time commitment (like cycling), and is incredibly addicting.
I don't like to run or lift weights or things like that because its all so monotonous. Rock climbing is always a new challenge, gyms typically change their routes every few weeks so there are always new problems for you to work on, and it never feels like I'm just doing the same thing endlessly.
Plus, rock climbing is just cool 😎
Right? I love it so much. It's also a great sport to get nerdy about. Lots of free climbing live streams, bunch of fun YouTube channels with great content and there's always someone who wants to talk about climbing or setting or competing, etc.
I had this in mind when I opened this thread. @jess
introduced me to this sport and it really fits the bill. I'm not quite sure why.
I still haven't gotten into the habit of doing it on my own but I really want to adopt it into my routine!
Well if either of you (or anyone reading this!) are ever in The Netherlands and want to do a bouldering session, ping me!
OOOH great to know! My best friend lives there and I'm trying to visit them yearly, in Utrecht :)
Awesome! There are a couple good gyms in/close to Utrecht!
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