Learning the Ropes of Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has always been a popular activity. As long as there have been mountains and boulders, there have been people who want to climb them. Recently though, rock climbing has started to be viewed as a real sport and not just an outdoor activity. Rock climbing gyms are springing up all over the country. You no longer have to save up and use an Expedia flight coupon to go to Peru to learn how to climb a mountain.

Perhaps there is even one in your city. Climbing gyms can be intimidating at first. Everywhere you look there are ropes and hooks and people hanging off walls. It’s always a bit uncomfortable to walk into a new environment and have no idea what’s going on. The staff at your local gym will undoubtedly be well educated on the gear and equipment and will help you to safely start climbing. You …