For the last few months I’ve been working hard to develop a new kickass climbing site. Although it’s been available to the public for the last week, today I’m excited to announce Sendage Climbing.
The most significant use for sendage.com is to create a ticklist of climbs. Lists are great for everything. When you tick something off a list, there’s a sense of accomplishment. It’s satisfying. So why not make a list just so you can tick it off and be rewarded with good feelings. Think about how often you do this when you climb. A list is pretty much mandatory on a road trip. Whenever you travel to a climbing destination it’s likely you’re prepared with at least a handful of climbs that you want to try. The excitement and anticipation of a long awaited climbing vacation can easily be built up through a simple list of 5-star climbs that everybody says you should do.
When there’s sendage, there’s everything that happens afterward. There are friends who want to congratulate you; there are others who want to know your beta; there are people back home who want to know if you just sent your dream project; some want to know how good the climb is; and some just want to talk to you about the experience. Friends get friends psyched on climbing and most definitely after a send there’s a lot of psych going around. Spirits are high and everyone wants to share the good vibes. Let’s face it, even though climbing is a very individual and self centered sport, there is no doubt that climbing is also very much social. People thrive on others’ success. So when you send, you’ve not only accomplished something great, but you’ve provided motivation for someone else to do the same.
These ideas fit nicely with my new site. I’ve built sendage around Facebook, the most popular social network on the planet. Because of this, it’s easy for you to share the excitement of your climbing achievements within your circle of friends that already exist on Facebook. However, don’t worry, it’s possible to disable the Facebook sharing feature if you don’t want your friends to know about all the 5.14s you’ve been sending.
There’s so much more to say about Sendage Climbing, but I’ll save it for later. It would really mean a lot to me if you go sign up and discover what value sendage has for you. I suggest you:
- Create a few ticklists and make it a goal to complete them 100%.
- Comment on your friends’ sends to show them that you care. (or maybe call them out because they dabbed!)
- Attach some photos or videos to your favorite climbs.
- Go and “Like” climbs and climbing areas to show your Facebook friends what climbs you prefer.
- Did I mention you can import your past sends from 8a.nu?
- Spread the word because there is never enough sendage!
If you have any questions, concerns, thoughts, ideas or suggestions about sendage.com please post them here.