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By Clay Hansen
From: Colorado
Jan 12, 2012
Could not have said it better myself.
By Tochele
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Nov 5, 2015
Great picture telling a wonderfully recognizable story. The HDR work is nice as well.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 29, 2016
Great photo and beautiful explanation of why you climb, Cammyjams.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 30, 2016
Agree!
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When I try to explain rock climbing to non climbers I always get the same questions and comments; “You’re insane, that what Tom Cruise did, you must have a death wish” etc.

Nothing could be farther from the truth of course.
I could drone on for hours about what I personally get from rock climbing but this image sums it up much better; about 250 feet above the car and with the cell phone turned off, I’m sitting out in the warm sunshine of a late November afternoon enjoying a snack without a care in the world.

This is why I rock climb. It’s not about cheating death or any other macho bullshit, it’s about getting out of the house and enjoying some fresh air, and that’s it.

Your experience may differ.

Welcome to your public lands, now go outside!

10 frame HDR from the Powershot running chdk

Submitted By: cammyjams on Nov 17, 2009
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