Rock Climbing- A Full Workout
Hey guys and gals, how is everyone doing? Thanks for checking out my sports and fitness blog again, I will keep trying to bring you guys some quality content. This week I wanted to talk about a new activity I have tried to get into, rock climbing. I managed to get a bunch of cheap used gear from http://www.for-sale.co.uk/ and have been exploring all the different gear possibilities to make the perfect rock climbing build. You need certain pieces of gear to rock climb, but the actual brands and models you choose are fully up to you, allowing you to better control your climb.
The most important piece of equipment you can have when rock climbing is your climbing shoes. No way are you getting of the ground on a sheer cliff face with those beaten up sneakers that have no tread. Depending on your climbing surface, you may want different shoes with different features. Ice shoes for example have more spikes on them to stab into the ice. You can find some pre owned ones at http://www.for-sale.co.uk/rock-climbing-shoes at really affordable prices.
Rock Climbing Harness
While your shoes may be the most important piece of gear for climbing, the most important piece in terms of safety is your harness. A good harness should be comfortable yet snug, and have ample room for climbing anything you need to it. I found a second hand rock climbing harness for sale that I have been using for a while now that has additional pouches for chalk, and a water bottle holder!
If you don’t get any ropes, then your new harness is useless! There are three kinds of ropes to choose from when looking at them, so choose wisely. The most common type is s single rope, and used for normal belaying. Then there are half ropes, which are used in pairs for wandering trails (my favourite). The third type is twin ropes, which are used for non-wandering paths. Ropes are best bought new, so I suggest looking at a big selection such as this one https://www.rei.com/c/climbing-ropes?r=c&ir=category%3Aclimbing-ropes&page=1 .
Webbing and Cord
At this point, most people who are not thinking about rock climbing anytime soon have stopped reading. This may be sounding like my post on what to bring to yoga. But you need lots of equipment if you want to climb on your own and your webbing is vital for solo climbs.
Pack it Up!
So now that you have your harness, your climbing shoes, your ropes, and your webbing lets get going! Pack it all up and go find something to climb! Climbing is a great exercise and uses all your muscles, so make sure to stretch first! I hope you liked this post, and if so then why not check out my last one on squash? Have a great day everyone!
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