What You Should Know Before Climbing

By Wilderness Adventures November 16, 2015

From the young, to the more seasoned adventurists, rock climbing has become one of the most popular and readily accessible activities available worldwide. It is important when beginning any new activity, that you are as knowledgeable about your sport or adventure before making your first attempt. Indoors or out, it is critical to be sure you are fully prepared.

Here is what you should know before climbing, and how to get the best experience possible:

  • Have the right gear. Some of the necessary equipment you will need for a climbing trip is things such as climbing shoes, a helmet, a harness, a locking carabineer clip, a belay device, and the right rope.
  • Receive the right training. Climbing is a very dangerous sport, so it is critical to ensure that you have received the proper training from a professional climber, and are aware of the proper climbing techniques that should be used when rock climbing.
  • Be in proper shape. In order to enjoy a sport like climbing, it is necessary to ensure that you are not only in shape health-wise, but your arms, hands, and fingers are strong enough to support yourself during your climb.
  • Proceed with caution. When beginning, it is imperative to stick to climbs that you know you are able to handle. As you get better and better with practice, only then try tackling more challenging climbs.
  • Take your time. It is best to not only imagine what path you should take while climbing, but it is important to make your moves deliberate and as smooth as possible. It is also critical to ensure that you are stopping and resting when necessary, especially if you feel that you need to give your hands and arms a rest.

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