Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Welcome to Because Its Here!

In an effort to put my best foot foward, I'd like first to welcome you to this site and explain a bit what its all about.

The whole premise behind this website is to provide a different look into climbing, which is an art and a lifestyle, not a sport. Somewhere we can ask questions that have real meaning and not empty answers, where routes are experiences to be had with good friends and not put on a resume, a vehicle where a story thirty years past becomes relevant and finds life.

Features you may see here may be familiar, but a closer look reveals that there is more than meets the eye. There is the Weekly Pile, a route so bad its worth climbing. I'll review gear that sucks and tell you what is better and cheaper. I'll tug on some shirtsleeves and get some rad dads to post first ascent stories that are probably unknown by most, probably, maybe, and probably maybe also get a good interview with a dude or dudette and ask them a bit more than the typical "What gets you psyked to send your proj?" Also a first ascent or a new route means a lot more than can fit in a single sentance shout box, and there is a lot to be said about new routes. What do they mean for climbing? This is a good question, and one that doesn't get asked enough.

Maybe I'm wasting your time. If so that works out well, because I'm wasting mine also, and if we waste it together, we can call it 'climbing.'

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