I started climbing a year ago, at the age of 36. I really enjoy the sport and try to climb a lot.
However, lately I've been thinking if it is possible to achieve anything (worthy of mention) for someone who started at such an age.
Obviously I won't be able to beat Adam Ondra or be the first in the world to free a 30-pitch wall... but still, are there any frontiers left for a climber who physically can't compete with the younger generation?
EDIT Of course, "climbing just for fun" is fine. However, I'm a high achiever, I love setting challenging goals, pushing myself hard, winning and becoming one of the best (if not the best) in all of my endeavours. Moreover, having an inspirational goal is nice even for hobbies. I've seen too many times when people buy a ton of equipment, pay for the expensive courses and then do the activity for two days once per year - exactly because they don't have a goal!