Panel one and two feature my renditions of the Rockville Earth Treks climbing gym. For those of us who climb, there are two types of people in this world: those who love climbing and those who don’t yet know that they love climbing. Whenever I can, I try to bring my friends to the climbing gym and throw them up on something.
I have to admit that I’m almost exclusively a gym monkey. There are some decent places to climb outdoors here in the DC Metro area, but most of my free time is in the evenings when it just doesn’t make sense to climb outside. Also, we don’t have our own outdoor gear so it’s a little more difficult to just spontaneously hit a crag without some prior planning. The gym makes it easy to climb whenever we get the urge.
As for the fear of heights? Well, I’m still fucking terrified of heights. There are times when I’m paralyzed with fear on a rope and just can’t move. But dealing with the fear gets a little easier the more I climb. It’s a lot of damn fun and I highly encourage everyone to try it at least once. If a fraidy cat like me can get up a 40ft. climb, fucking anyone can do it!