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What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in climbing?

Make sure to have fun and climb for yourself! Enjoy the journey and make sure to monitor your progress and listen to your body to prevent injury. You'll likely make amazing friendships and have wonderful adventures along the way.
Transcript: "Howdy! If you're just starting out in climbing, one, first and foremost, it's got to be fun! The second, I would make sure that you're climbing for you. If you are a number chaser, meaning I want to do V2, V3, V4, I want to do 510, 511, 5-6, I want to do 6B, 6C, 6 or 7D, or 7A, whatever. If you're chasing grades, I will say that I've watched many people just quit climbing because if you're constantly comparing yourself to everyone else, there's always a million people that are better than you at whatever you're trying to achieve. But if you're just enjoying the journey, having fun every day, enjoying your progress, monitoring what you're doing, preventing injury by listening to your body, you're going to have a great time and climbing is going to be amazing and you'll probably create some amazing friendships from it and have some wonderful adventures. So climb for yourself and be sure that it's fun!"