When can you call yourself a climber? I’ve been climbing for 12yrs. I’ve climbed in CA, UT, AL, TN and GA and even Brazil. Did I become a climber when my gear was worth more than my car or when I started buying cloths based on function not fashion? Maybe it was when I first set foot in a climbing gym or maybe it was my first V10. Perhaps when people began asking me for climbing advice is the day I earned the title. I don’t need to know the answer, I just like to climb.