What to Know Before Starting Rock Climbing (part 1)



Rock climbing is more popular and easy to engage than traditional rock climbing in both location and cost terms. The exciting and competitive environment combined with the convenience of being able to conquer many rugged mountains in just one day is the key to attracting many young people to this sport. Rock climbing is also a necessary training process for those who want to move from the gym to the natural rock.

Rock climbing includes intense climbing activities on relatively short roads. The main difference of sport rock climbing is that it has predetermined points, focusing on physical and topographic aspects, not on location or height.

  • Fewer equipment: Because of its focus on movements, athletic rock climbers only hook the strings to the available metal pegs, rather than having to attach their own pegs or anchors. Thus, whether you climb the freedom will also comfortably go forward without having to carry the entire set of equipment or find ways to latch the anchor like traditional rock climbing.
  • Popularity: you can rock climbing sports indoors or outdoors, on the cliffs near the house or artificial walls in the gym, the competition area. Players can still enjoy the feeling of climbing without having to know how to place wedges or anchors.
  • Falling: When climbing sports rock, it is normal for you to fall, especially when you make difficult movements. As for traditional rock climbing, you must be extremely careful not to fall and not loosen the set points.

In the United States, the Yosemite decimal system is often used to classify the difficulty of rocky mountain climbing routes, with the easiest being 5.0 and the hardest being 5.15. Like other forms of mountain climbing, rock climbing routes are evaluated based on the location or most difficult movements. So if the difficulty level is 5.7, it doesn’t mean that all climbing steps are difficult.