Been on the Singapore Mountaineering Federation Sport Climbing Level 2 course from Thursday to Saturday. Real fun.
First thing that struck me was how dangerous climbing can get. For Level 1, it's just top-rope belay and the chance of any fatality is so minor. For Level 2, it's not too hard to do something wrong and drop down a couple of storeys. All I have to do is forget one in more than 20 steps to mess it up.
Lots of bruises and cuts and knocks and falls.
But climbing this way is more raw. More FUN.