5 Ways to Convince Your Partner that You Should Rock Climb More
What did you do on your last Valentine’s day ? Unless your romantic relationship and your belaytionship are with the same person then you probably have trouble with climbing time coming between you and your partner. But do not despair 😉 La Fabrique verticale has the secret to better climbing AND better relationships. 5 Ways to Convince Your Partner that You Should Rock Climb More 😉
1. Stop the climbing stink
Most climbers are used to the smell of their shoes. For some, the smell reminds them of the incredible feeling of climbing. However, to your partner, the smell is nothing but the vomit-inducing smell of death. Don’t let your car or living quarters smell anything like climbing shoes. Find a place to store you shoes without offending your partner.
2. Stop the mess
Keep your chalk in a ziplock. Making a dusty mess everywhere you go won’t win anyone over. Unless you are Alex Honnold and give interviews with chalky hands.
A huge amount of time is spent just warming up at the gym. It takes a long time for the blood to start flowing through all those little muscles in the arms. Rather than spending even more time away from your partner use your need for a warm-up to give the gift of a massage. If you give your partner a massage every time you get ready to go climb they will start looking forward to your next session and your hands will get a jump start on the warm-up.
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4. Run Errands
If you are heading out to the gym make sure to ask what is needed from the grocery store or what other errands need to be run. If your partner can associate climbing with getting errands done you may have a new level of support. Picking up milk and eggs on the way home is a great way to start.
5. Car cleaning
This one can only be used occasionally but next time you go climbing call a mobile detailing company to clean your partner’s car while you are working out or take their car through the car wash on the way back to make it shine. Bringing a car back clean and shiny works much better than chalky and sweaty.
5 Ways to Convince Your Partner that You Should Rock Climb More ! Now to you: How do you and your partner handle your love affair with climbing? Have some more tips to help your fellow climbers? Tell us in the notes below.