As usual, I was very surprised to read in this article, that women can excel at rock climbing. Who knew?
Another surprise, was the number of climbers in the U.S. stated in the article. I thought there were fewer.
“The Outdoor Foundation’s national survey shows that almost 2.3 million people tried rock climbing, ice climbing or mountaineering in 2008.
Duane Raleigh, the publisher of Rock and Ice, said that his magazine’s surveys showed that about 70 percent of the regular climbers in the United States were male, with about one million people participating over all when those who try it only once are excluded.”