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Video by Prana Living – “My first time climbing in the gym was back in 1998 when I attended a birthday party for one of my neighborhood friends. I loved it and knew I wanted to continue climbing from that moment on. I feel that the training inside the gym has helped greatly with my outdoor success. Having a place to climb on a regular basis where you can give it your all and not worry about being injured is an amazing concept. Climbing in a gym has given me the strength to send the boulders that I have done outside in as quick of a fashion as possible. In the gym, I usually warm up for about 15 minutes and then climb on hard boulders for around three hours. I like to try and set climbs with my friends of all different styles. This I feel helps me prepare for any type of boulders I will encounter out on the rocks. Some of my favorite climbing gyms include, CATS in Boulder, CO and Earth Treks in Timonium, MD.” —Paul Robinson