It's about the here and now. It's about the full utilization of your body. Sinew and muscle. You're not thinking about yesterday, tomorrow, or what's for lunch. It's about strength and technique. No posers here. Either you got it or you don't. For people who sometimes need a "fix" to get out of their imaginations and in tune with their bodies; it's the perfect activity. Fear is conquerable. Show your courage and judgement of your abilities. Peril does make for sharpening the senses. Senses do become anesthetized in this modern world. Climbing blows that apart. Thank goodness. That's what the Zen of rockclimbing means to me.