An Instrinsic love of climbing
So I saw the below picture the other day and all it was labeled with was ‘Boulder Competition’. “Boulder competition?” - I thought - “there’s like two pieces of plywood with some holds on them!?” I dwelled on this snapshot of a dingy ‘boulder competition’ for a while and I eventually came around to the conclusion, “that is the essence of climbing…that is awesome!”. There’s no big crowds, no commentators getting people revved up and cheering, there’s barely even enough lighting in the gym! There’s just a guy with a camera (probably a climber himself) and probably a few other climbers who decided to throw some holds up one day and pull plastic at the highest level they could manage. THAT is an intrinsic love of climbing. 
The photographer by the way, is on Flickr at RTHugman and has some great photos.