What's so special about rock climbing?
Climbing isn’t just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. When you climb, you’re not just training your body, but also your mind. Rock climbing challenges you both mentally and physically, helping you build strength, endurance, and flexibility. It’s not just about the physical benefits, it’s about the mental ones too. We want to inspire you to conquer your fears, push your limits and unlock your full potential. That's what keeps us coming back, day after day. Come climb with us and see why we love what we do!
Why you should try rock climbing.
Everyone Can Do It.
You don’t necessarily need to be young, old, tall or short to be a great rock climber. Generally speaking, anyone can excel at rock climbing. Some of the strongest climbers in the world range from about 13 to 35 years old. Climbing is truly a very inclusive and enjoyable sport.
Help Overcome Fear of Failure
As you walk around a climbing gym, one thing you’ll notice is that everyone is falling…constantly. It’s normal. It’s part of the fun. Once you learn that failure isn’t something to fear but instead something to overcome, you seek harder challenges. It is this process that helps you overcome fear of failure. So try out climbing, overcome your fear of failure.
You Can Improve Quickly.
Rock climbing is a sport that allows you to easily track your improvements. There are so many skills to acquire and muscle groups to strengthen that you can always be improving something. This sport is very rewarding for beginners all the way to the elite, professional climbers.
Banishes Exercise Boredom
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, there are plenty of climbing routes to suit your skill level and keep you engaged. So, if you're tired of the same old routine at the gym, give rock climbing a try and experience the ultimate cure for workout monotony!
Did you know that rock climbing is a great way to keep your heart healthy? For instance, a 155-pound climber can burn up to 10 calories per minute, making it an excellent workout. Both indoor and outdoor rock climbing provide a total-body aerobic workout for most participants, particularly if rest periods are limited between climbing bursts.
Prepare to give your whole bod a workout when you climb! You'll feel the burn in your arms, abs, legs, and especially your pulling muscles like your biceps, back muscles, and wrist flexors. And hey, don't forget about those fingers and toes, they'll be in on the action too! You’re tapping into different muscles that you’re not going to work in a traditional setting, Climbing requires isometric holds—which means a muscle contracts, but there’s no change in its length. (Think: holding a plank.) You have to hold these positions to stay on the wall, and that trains muscles a little bit differently than traditional up-and-down movements in a gym.
Rock climbing isn’t just a great workout for the body—it also exercises the brain. Climbing for about two hours can boost your working memory capacity by 50%!
Unlike most other forms of exercise, the sport improves perceptual cognitive ability. Some people like to say that climbing is 20% physical and 80% mental, Larson notes. Athletes often report being mentally exhausted after a training session, because the sport requires so much problem-solving.
Research suggests that climbing is therapeutic. Multiple studies indicate that it can help reduce symptoms of depression, perhaps because it demands focused attention and mindfulness. Some practitioners even use climbing therapy in conjunction with traditional psychotherapy.
Scaling heights with rope-climbing is a two-person job. You and your ground buddy, the belayer, are in this together! The belayer holds tight to the rope, helping you ascend and descend with ease. Communication is key, as you rely on your belayer to keep you safe. You'll need to shout out when you want to pause or come down, and they'll handle the rope like a pro. It's a trust exercise like no other!