Rock climbing to new heights

6 Oct

With winter closing in, and the winter snow almost upon us, a lot of the outdoor sports have limited time left before you have to wait for spring. Rock climbing is one of these sports. So if you’re not quite ready to have fun the snow, but want to have a good time outside, check out these tips for Rock climbing.

The gear you’ll need to rock climb

When it comes to rock climbing gear, it all depends on how serious or experienced you are. However, there are some equipment that would be needed either way. Some of these items include gear for actually climbing the wall, rope and carabiners, to gear used for protection, helmets and crash pads. Either way, you’ll need to make sure you have everything needed for the level of difficulty you need. For more gear, you can visit http://www.rockclimbing.com/gear/Essential_Equipment/index.html.

Routes you can choose from

There are also many areas around that give you the chance to rock climb. Vedauwoo is one of the closest to Cheyenne and gives plenty of choices and difficulties to climb. They even have an area where they will give you step by step instructions on how to climb the wall called “Friday the 13th Area.” For more information on the area or on the Vedauwoo park, click here to visit the site. http://www.vedauwoo.org/.

Knowing your terms

Rock climbing, like any sport, has its own terminology. So depending on how much you want to rock climb, learning some basic terms wouldn’t be a bad idea. There are terms for the simple things like different carabiners, a HMS Carabiner, to little things, like the parts of the harness, the haul loop. So knowing the terminology can help you become a pro and help decide if you want to continue. For more terms and definitions, visit http://www.abc-of-rockclimbing.com/climbingdictionary.asp.

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One Response to “Rock climbing to new heights”

  1. radicalchristians February 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    I completley agree with you when thinking about rock climbing safety is of utmost importance and everyone thinking about this project shoul put that into consideration before going out.

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