Climbing General

What You Need to Get Started

Alright, so you want to start climbing rocks. You have made a great choice. Not only is rock climbing a fantastic work out for your muscles, but also a great work out for your mind. The more you climb, the more you will learn about your body’s strengths and weaknesses and be able to tailor your climbing experience to you.

For starters, you Continue reading “What You Need to Get Started”

Climbing General

Popularity in Climbing

Climbing has becoming an increasingly popular sport in the past few years. Climbing studios are starting to pop up more and more, and often you will hear a friend or colleague say they are going to go do a quick climb after work or classes. But what is to blame for this recent spike in popularity? One of the major factors that I believe has lead to it’s growing success is that it’s one of the few aerobic and physically intensive exercises that allows you to

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bond with others. A huge component to climbing is the logical deciphering of rock puzzles on walls. You can’t just Continue reading “Popularity in Climbing”

Bouldering, Climbing General, Top Roping

Top Roping? Bouldering?

When someone hears the phrase “rock climbing,” images of high up mountains in the middle of nowhere are often conjured. Although this is accurate for some of the more advanced climbers, rock climbing nowadays is often broken down into 2 different common methods: Bouldering and top roping. Both are intense works outs forcing you to grasp onto often tiny synthetic rocks, but are very different in how they’re done.

Top roping is the more common method of traditional climbing. This is achieved by having 2 people both secured to a line of rope that is anchored above the rocks they want to climb, often indoors. One climber begins their journey up the rocks while Continue reading “Top Roping? Bouldering?”