6. Go to 5Point Film Fest.
We're injured. We're sad. But it turns out there is this supersick film festival traveling the country. And it turns out there are lots of other injured athletes there watching movies. So we keep our collective stoke high by watching people do sick outdoorsy things.
Are you a rock climber who is injured and bored and yearning for the gnar? Do you sadly wave goodbye to your friends from your portch as they drive off to distant crags with excitement in their eyes and gear spilling out of their cars? Being injured sucks. Not only does your mind have time to create useless lists like the one below, but you also have time to read these lists. Here are six things my injured boyfriend (rotator cuff) and I (torn ACL) are doing to pass the time and keep our heads in the game:
2. Cancel climbing gym membership. Mount old hangboard on your deck. Make sure wood is properly dryrotted to provide element of danger for your mental edge.
4. Donate to The Enormocast! We've got extra gas money because we can't go to the crag. Who could think of a better way to spend that money than to give it to Chris Kalous and his savory climbing podcast, The Enormocast.
Have your own strategery for passing the time while injured? Leave your comment below: