Rock climbing's not something I ever did or knew anything about. I am a big city boy. It's not something I ever even heard of until my time in Hawaii and California. After I'd been in Hawaii a while, some guy who'd grown up in California asked me if I wanted to go rock climbing that weekend, and I was like, "What?"
A couple other things that caused jaws to drop when I was in Riverside: I had never eaten Mexican food and could not drive a car. That last one was really considered mind-blowing. I had always lived places where there was lots of public transportation and this wasn't considered too unusual. John Ruane said he was going to have somebody take me out and teach me some weekend, but it never happened.