Now rock climbing probably isn’t the kind of sport you could make a global name for yourself in, well, unless your Sylvester Stallone in the movie Cliffhanger, but otherwise it is a great sport that will challenge you, entertain you and give you many benefits to your health.
For those of you still asking yourself what rock climbing is, and if it is even a sport, the answer is yes and no.
While there are world championships and world events, it is very much just a past time done between groups of friends in a local rock-climbing centre.
In short, it can be done outside in natural cliff faces, or indoors in a man built arena, these are more common.
The title pretty much outlines what it’s all abut, you climb up a wall, or cliff, using rock faces and ledges, and yes, you are attached to a safety harness!
Indoors, there are many different routes to take, some of which are harder than others, and some, which are easier.
If heights scare you, this might not be the sport for you, but it is extremely fun for those who aren’t afraid of being high off the ground.
Physically, you will develop very strong core strength from rock climbing and you back and arm muscles will get larger as a result of constant training.
It is definitely a kind of sport that will leave you exhausted, and gives your body a full workout, without any major impact or risk of injury.
All in all, rock climbing is a great sport to increase your health in and a great past time for mates of all levels, from beginner to expert.