Climbing walls is more than merely leaving the ground and arriving at the top. From the second we leave Earth, we are encumbered by innumerable unforeseen obstacles which do their best to beat us to a pulp and coax us into an unwarranted retreat. The amount of hard work and focus required will forever test us to the core, and does not ease up until well after the actual climb is surmounted. That being said, there are countless moments throughout the experience which may humble and inspire us. It only takes one of these special moments to make the gratuitous amount of suffering worth every agonizing second. Be present, stay focused, and always keep the belay organized.