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Rock Climbing - 3 Reasons Everyone Can Enjoy Rock Climbing

September 21, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 70

The beauty of rock climbing is how serene and intense moments are interwoven together. You are in nature, focused on getting yourself up in a safe manner. Planning or following a route. Judging endurance left in your arms. Anticipating what it will take to make the next move. Then there are moments of rest and wonder, when you pause in a safe place. Stand semi-comfortable on your legs and let your arms loosely grab the hold. You can look around and be in awe of the surrounds. Out on an open cliff of a narrow chimney with nothing but the strength of your body moving you up. Rock climbing has come a long way to become the exciting sport that it is right now, and it has never ceased to be a great adventure for both young and old. Here are 3 reasons why everyone can enjoy this sport.

1. It can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors. With much technological advancement, indoor rock climbing centres have been created for competitors to practice in and for beginners to get a taste of the activity. These facilities introduce novice climbers to the equipment and techniques of the sport. Amazingly, some centres can provide an almost too close resemblance to outdoor edifices, which provides adequate training for outdoors climbing.

2. Rock climbing is for all ages! It's an activity that can be enjoyed by children as young as 5 years old and as old as your body will allow you to enjoy this activity. Young participants of the sport often practice in indoor rock climbing centres where specific equipment for their body and age are available. Climbing walls are also provided for any skill and level of competency. Such facilities develop strength and discipline in the process. Height maybe a factor in this sport but it's mainly all about the degree of climb difficulty. An edifice may be only a few feet in height, but the slope and angles of the surface determines the climb's degree of difficulty. The variety of climbing walls available in an indoor facility means that no matter what age or skill level you are at there is something to challenge everyone.

3. Rock climbing is not just about great heights or fabulous sceneries, it is also an activity that builds confidence, discipline and a great respect for safety. Though an individual sport that involves a great deal of serenity, it's also a goal oriented activity that provides a lot of physical and mental challenges. Each climb is a milestone for the human spirit and will definitely get you hooked one achievement after the other. Apart from the physical benefits, discipline is something that is innately developed. Knowing when to push your limits and when to relax and logically continue. The discipline of keeping a healthy body and mind to ensure that you are always on top of your game. This discipline also involves awareness of the inherent risks that come with the sport. Rock climbing is a sport not meant to defy gravity, it involves safety measures to prevent gravity from working on a climber to result in a fall.

Rock climbing is a fun sport that everyone can enjoy. Years of development and innovation has made this sport an activity that can be enjoyed by any individual, young or old, skilled or not. With the convenience of indoor rock climbing centres, people need not break an arm and a limb just to experience the activity. It is a fun filled activity that is easy, safe and convenient for everyone.

Rory Gillard is a lover of rock climbing. He is also an experienced writer and enjoys sharing information and tips on indoor and outdoor rock climbing with other like-minded people. Rory has experienced and tried rock climbing all around Australia and recommends anyone interested in rockclimbing to give it a go!!

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