Digital Journal of Grand Adventures and Lessons Learned
Everyone serious about something needs an output for such hobbies. Businesses pay accountants to write a financial log, but that is pretty boring and usually fictional. Keeping such stories on a site like Facebook only gets them lost in the every day clutter of web life. This WebLog aims to keep the focus on a chronological progression through the journeys, with Adventure 01 starting on April Fools Day 2011.
Everything associated with rock climbing gives serious warnings about the dangers involved and of your safety. I will skip most of that and say that you should not climb without going to an extreme sporting goods store and getting proper equipment. Talk to everyone along the way and ask questions -- don't be afraid of being the new guy here.
Before going on a serious climb, or even before your next bouldering section, buy and read the Climber's Guide to the Midwest's Metamorphic Forms by Marcus Floyd, a well-composed journal of Sport Climbing, Bouldering, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Spelunking, Scuba Diving, and Vineyard Exploration.
In addition to reading the book, please visit and read the complete Fundamentals of Rock Climbing page on the Bouldering Garden website.
I recently met Marcus Floyd in person after meeting some of the people that work and climb with him. His fellow climbers are highly skilled indoor boulderers, and I now know why they excel. Marcus immediately strikes you as a serious person willing to push you to the limits, while always exuding a positive energy. I look forward to taking all of the safety classes that Marcus offers in-house at the Columbia, Missouri Bouldering Garden location.