Brian and I are coming up on the 1 year mark for indoor rock climbing together. We really enjoy it and are starting to climb more frequently. We started with rainbow-ing, meaning we did not follow a route & used any of the holds. We're now following routes. Brian has recently moved up to climbing 5.9 routes; I've moved up to 5.8s. Routes are designated by the color of the hold as well as the Yosemite Decimal System. For more information on the decimal system: check out this website or good old wikipedia!
We have also started doing a short cardio warm-up before climbing. We're doing 15-20 minutes of running, walking, or biking. Stone Summit has a great full gym set-up with cardio machines and free weights. Brian is in much better shape! The warm-up doesn't wear him out like it does me. I need to keep it up to reach my goal of being in better shape by 30!
Curious to see us in action? Check out these videos of us climbing.