"When the pursuit of natural harmony is a shared journey, great heights can be attained." -- Lynn Hill, Legendary Rock Climber
Do you see exercise as a way of socializing and having fun, rather than just getting stronger? If so, there's a good chance that you'd like rock climbing.
This sport has been gaining popularity over recent years because of adrenaline junkie enthusiasts and how healthy it can be!
In its most basic form, rock climbing is the activity of traveling along a rocky or artificial rock formation. It can be done either solo or with partners.
Climbers have to exert much effort for endurance, strength, flexibility, and mental toughness to scale the rocks successfully. Strong muscles, bones, and joints are required to support their body weight, so they must have a good balance of nutrients.
The sport has its own techniques, jargon, and lifestyle that may be new to inexperienced climbers. For one, climbers need to know about the types of rock formations available for climbing.
Different rocks have different usage depending on height, steepness, gravity forces, and what is most important - the overall difficulty.
Of course, safe rock climbing is done with proper equipment. People who have been doing this for a while would know which equipment to bring and how to use them properly.
Carabiners, ropes, harnesses, and other equipment are crucial for safety. With proper knowledge, rock climbers can do anything!