Coming up in the Summer 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, climbing will be a new addition for viewers to enjoy. Although it was not originally considered for the games, the local committee though the addition of olympic climbing would bring international and local attention to the games, as well as increase the amount of younger viewers.
Climbing, as a passion sport, is inherently dangerous. And solo climbing, also known as soloing, is a level above the danger that climbing poses. Expert climbers, with over a decade of experience, can get the creeps when it comes to soloing. But after overcoming all the fears in the world and accepting soloing as it is, it certainly has some thrill to it.
The very thought of being at the top of a mountain all alone, with perhaps just a rock beside, you captivates people’s minds and imagination. This is also one of the main reasons of it being a very popular sport.
Climbing is a great test of mental and physical strength, as well as a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Not many other sports test your physical and mental limits the way climbing does.
Getting into climbing can be frustrating, but the reward of achieving your goals is worth it, no matter how small they may seem at first. The feeling of accomplishment when completing your project is always worth the effort you put into it.
Just like any other sport, climbing requires some level of self care. So you’d like to work out as much as possible without burning out the body. Climbing is an awesome sport that involves a total workout of the body. The majority of climbing injuries result from overuse of the body parts.
Climbers’ body parts that are most often injured are fingers, knees, elbows, and shoulders. Here we take a look at some of the climbing injuries; How they happen, how to prevent them and how to treat them.
When bouldering or rope climbing inside, you’ll most often use colored climbing holds. They’re manufactured either by hand or in a factory.
People have been using different materials over the years. The holds itself have been categorised and similar ones got names like ‘crimps’, ‘jugs’ or ‘rails’.
What do they mean? This article explains that, and more!
When you first start climbing, you might not have a clue about grades. You’ll quickly learn about the bouldering grades that are used within your country. But did you know that there are many different grade types? The most popular grade types are the V-grade/scale and the Font-grade/scale. Generally they consist of numbers and letters. With higher values for harder bouldering problems.
Climbers use chalk on their hands to improve their performance. Both indoors and outdoors, the powder is common for bouldering and rope climbing. It comes in a few different types and form factors. In this article I explain how to use chalk most efficitively, and talk about its origin. I also go trough the different types of bags that are commonly used for storing the powder.
So you’ve decided on going up. Great! Bouldering is an awesome workout and a real competitor to going to the gym.
As with any new sport, it is good to know how to prepare.