Climbed – Your Favorite Sport


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Climbing is a sport that demands both physical and mental strength; it often tests a climber’s strength, tolerance, cleverness, and balance along with mental control at the same time. Before you start your first climb, the knowledge of proper climbing techniques and the use of specially designed climbing tools is very important for reaching safely to the destination of your route. Climbing is also a great workout for your body; it’s true wild strength to your hands, forearms, biceps, shoulders, neck, upper back, lower back, abs, glutes, thigh, and calves. It benefits your whole cardiovascular system and boosts your performance in another sport too. Your increasing grip strength will be the first noticeable change that you notice after only a few weeks of climbing. It is also an excellent way to drop your extra weight. But climbing is not easy, especially for beginners who struggle with the fear of height. A beginner should climb a maximum of 3 times a week. They should give time to heal their muscles while getting them used to a new way of exercise.

Types Of Climbing

Climbing is categorized into these types:

  • Free climbing- Climbing using your own physical strength.
  • Aid climbing- Climbing with using equipment only for safety, not support.
  • Bouldering- Climbing on short and low height routes without using safety rope.
  • Solo climbing- Climbing alone without assistance.
  • Deepwater solo- Climbing alone unprotected without route, but if fall the climber will fall into deep water instead of ground.
  • Roped solo- Climbing safely with the help of rope.
  • Lead-In climbing, you will climb with a partner

History Of Climbing – Where Does It Start?

The sport of climbing began in the ending part of the nineteenth century in various parts of Europe but not as a medal sport. This was generally a distinct athletic activity at that time. Later the International Olympic Committee officially announced that climbing would be a medal sport in the Summer Olympics of 2020 on 3rd august 2016. Here I am Sharing Some Techniques Which You Should Keep In Mind Before Climbing –

Crack Technique

A person lying on a rock

In this technique, the climber will climb using the cracks between the rocks. The climber should protect their hands from the sharp edges of rocks with the help of tape before using this technique.

Face Techniques

In this technique, the climber will climb using irregularities in the rocks such as finger pockets and edges to climb the vertical rock face.

Slab Techniques

In this technique, the climber will climb using the angle of the rock face.

Simul Techniques

A man flying through the air on a rock

In this technique, two climbers move at the same time simultaneously. In which the lead climber places gear that the follower climber collects.

Conclusion:

These techniques will be useful in every type of climbing. You should also be preparing yourself for small injuries, which usually happen due to the overuse of fingers, shoulder, and elbows. Taping and keeping a first aid kit with you will help. Giving healing time to your muscles in this sport is also important.

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