7 Reasons to Date a Rock Climber

The sky is the limit when dating a rock climber

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Dating someone with the motivation and determination to reach summits at some of the highest points in the world is an inspirational journey. And even if they are not climbers on the grand scale, the dedication to completing any rock scale is impressive. But beyond just sheerly being inspirational humans, there are more incredible qualities of climbers that makes them especially worth dating.

1. They're in touch with nature.
If you appreciate nature, or hope to spend more time outside, dating a climber is just what the doctor ordered. They are constantly climbing some of Mother Nature's epic cliffs, mountains, rocks, etc. Reaching the top means using all that the natural formation has to offer, and they appreciate the environment and all it is capable of.

2.  They take risks.
Whether it be scaling an insane ice formation, or hanging upside down over thousands of feet, rock climbers have very little they fear. They aren't afraid to take risks, and will always be down for something new and exciting.

3. They're smart.
Rock climbing is not just about body strength, it also takes important decision-making and strength of mind to figure out the proper route to take up the obstacle. Evaluating movements and learning from mistakes is just as important as physical strength.

4. They travel.
From Yosemite to Thailand, climbers have a list of spots they want to conquer. And the areas that host some of the best climbs are dripping with scenic views. You'll love to take a trip to any of their wish-list climbing destinations.

5. They work well with others.
An important part of climbing is having a trustworthy climbing partner. This goes both ways, meaning your date knows how to rely on others, but also what it means for someone to depend on them. They know what it is to work as a team and to be there for another person. 

6. They're crazy fit.
Climbers can't afford to have extra body fat. They need to stay fit and lean to use their body to its full potential. Though holding hands may be a bit intense, just know those strong fingers are sure to hold on tight.

7. They're very flexible.
Needs no explanation.

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