Why I love to...

The Irish Times Magazine - - ON THE MOVE -

A few years ago, while liv­ing in London, a friend of mine got into wall climb­ing and brought me along with him. I loved it in­stantly and although I had let it go for a few years I’m now back into it in a big way.

In gen­eral, I love strength and con­di­tion­ing ex­er­cise. With climb­ing, I love util­is­ing the work I’ve put in in the gym and see­ing it pay off. When peo­ple ask me what the hard­est part about the sport is I say ev­ery­thing!

Get­ting down can be scarier than go­ing up. You climb to get to the top and then when you are there you can freeze and face a fairly steep drop. Even though the floor is soft you can still in­jure your­self.

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