Rock climbing has increased in popularity over the years - even some children's cartoons show their character enjoying safe rock climbing! If rock climbing is one of your hobbies, or you'd like it to be one, you'll be happy to know it's a great way to get exercise as well as a way to provide yourself with a feeling of accomplishment when you reach the top.
Rock climbing doesn't mean you have to strike out to climb the largest, highest mountain in the world. Quite the contrary; if you are just starting out with rock climbing, you'll want to consider going on a rock climbing trip with a guide who can offer a rock climbing experience that will be successful and fulfilling, and will ensure you want to go rock climbing again.
There are many ways to enjoy rock climbing. For children, some elementary schools have added a rock climbing wall to the gymnasium, which provides students with a safe, monitored way to enjoy climbing. Although real rocks are not used in indoor rock climbing, it's still a great way for children to experience the sport, get exercise, learn stretching techniques and enjoy healthy competition in reaching the top of the wall.
Rock climbing for adults can be exciting, whether you are inside or outside. Indoor rock climbing for adults can be a thrilling rush to the top of the wall and back. If you are planning to visit an indoor rock climbing center, make sure you know what requirements they have. Chances are, because you are not climbing real rocks, you will not need special rock climbing shoes or any of the other rock climbing equipment or rock climbing gear that you must have for outdoor rock climbing or hiking.
For those who need the benefit of some training before embarking upon a rock climbing mission, there are various ways to get training, including signing up for lessons at a rock climbing school. Attending a rock climbing school is the perfect way to gain confidence and experience and to learn about where you should climb and with whom. For example, when you are just starting out, you should never go rock climbing in an unfamiliar area without a spotter to help you with blind spots that may be in the path of your ascent. A spotter can also help you avoid getting hurt.