Rock Climbing Appeals To Kids Of All Ages
Posted by Nancy on December 15, 2010
The sport of rock climbing has continued to increase in popularity and not just among those that one might consider prime candidates for this adventurous form of activity. Young children are attracted to the climbing walls located in many malls and gyms as are many people who are long past the time of their youth. Being able to scale a large, vertical structure that tests strength and ability can leave one with a feeling of exhilaration and accomplishment. Because safety measures are in place, one can reach seemingly beyond their limits with a sense of confidence that many sports do not offer. Recreational rock climbing has become a family affair for some where both parents and children participate together. Besides providing an opportunity for togetherness, it also can help to train and strengthen muscles, improve focus and burn calories. Not a bad way to get a workout. Another nice thing about this sport is that very little is needed in the way of equipment, especially if you are visiting a climbing wall. The ropes and harnesses are available for everyone. There are special shoes that are made for those who are serious about this sport and that offer the best grip and flexibility but many people simply wear their gym shoes.
If you’ve never tried this activity this may be a good time to learn just how fun and addicting it can be. Throw some tennis shoes in your gym bag and head to the local climbing wall to get started on a new activity that just may get your hooked.