Local Man Says Rock Climbing Is Almost As Much Fun As Telling Everyone You Meet That You Don’t Even Own A Television

Maine rock climberCLIFTON, Maine — Jimmy Haller’s grunts echoed across the granite crags at Eagle Bluff. “Watch me,” he yelled down to his belayer. While pinching the wall with his left hand, in a split second Haller unclipped a quick draw — two carabiners attached together with a piece of nylon webbing — from his harness and clipped into an anchor on “Wheaties,” a difficult route located just below “Breakfast of Champions” on the long stretch of cliff. “Climbing gives you a chance to not worry about anything else,” said Haller, a third-year University of Maine engineering student and rock climber. “All of that other [expletive] — money, grades — doesn’t matter anymore.” Workers at Maine Bound, the University of Maine’s adventure center, and UMaine students fought their fear of heights as well as swarms of black flies to enjoy a recent day out doing what they love — rock climbing. (read more at Bangor Daily News)

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