Bumping elbows at SteepWorld

It’s a rainy day. No better place to be on a rainy day than at the climbing gym bumping elbows with some climbing buddies. It’s great to have a place to be for the climbing atmosphere even though I can’t climb right now. Climbing is as much a social endeavor as it is a physical and mental one. The relationships forged here are some of the strongest on Earth. The camaraderie amongst climbers is amazing. Having been in the military, I can honestly say that I have not found this type of camaraderie in very many civilian communities, and climbers literally hold each others’ lives in their hands with that rope and gear. That takes a lot of discipline and trust. I’m so glad I have climbing in my life and so incredibly grateful to my psychiatrist for making it a major part of my treatment for PTSD!

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