Clever, Ally. She’s knows the way to a man’s heart is through tasty Mapo Tofu!
I must admit, the scene depicted in panel 2 is pretty much exactly what I thought of when I first heard the term, “bouldering.” Bouldering is awful damn fun, although it can be really intimidating the first few times you approach a big ass rock. Gym climbing is a fairly safe introduction to climbing. It’s a controlled environment, the floors are well padded, and the people are generally supportive of newbies.
When you look up climbing on the YouTubes, you’ll see a lot of climber guys and girls doing some crazy sick moves on really shitty rocks with holds that are almost invisible in exotic locations that you’ll never get a chance to visit. You almost never get to see a well produced video about gym climbing which is why this short by Big Up Productions is so awesome. Of course, it doesn’t quite capture the noises and smells of a busy gym on any given night, but it’s a really great intro to gym climbing. I highly recommend it and this is coming from someone who’s deathly afraid of heights.