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How Rock Climbing Is Soaring In Popularity In The Extreme Sport Genre

Dec 25, 2007
Rock climbing is the sport where you climb steep rocks and it was first done in England. By 1930 some hundred climbing resorts opened in England alone and people started the sport of rock climbing. A person who wants to be a climber should always be ready to climb such as being in good physical and mental health. The person who is outlaying the route to the top of the climb should always be watching out for the other climbers since they just started climbing.

There are a few different kinds of climbing, there is free climbing where you do not use any kind of ropes or anything and that is very dangerous then there is aid climbing where you are aided into climbing with ropes and such. In lead climbing the leader of the group that is climbing will outlay a path to take by taking a rope around their own body and then start to climb up the rock formation. Once he has made it up the rock formation a good ways the others start to climb and use his path.

With sport leads climbing the bolts are already placed in the rock formation and so the climbers can just attach their ropes to the bolts already placed and keep climbing without having to bring extra equipment with them on the climb. When a rope is placed on top of the rock formation with an anchor you just kind of use the rope and make your way down like the rock walls at the local fairs that you may have.

Every kind of climbing here is dangerous and you should always take serious care when doing these kinds of sports. When you are doing leads climbing you need to be sure to follow the path that the leader has given to you and not stray from it. If you were to stray from the right path you could seriously hurt yourself and could possibly even die if you don't follow the right path and stick to what you are told to do. Climbing a rock formation without any kind of help is called free climbing and should never be attempted if you are not strong in your upper body and cannot climb alone with the help of bolts and ropes.

When you are doing lead climbing you are always going to be safe as your body is being held up with ropes and you are continuing to follow the path which had been given to you. Sometimes it may be hard to stick with everyone when you are doing lead climbing but once you have lead climbing down and you can probably go do some of your own lead climbing and start climbing with other people that need help just like you needed help. Even though it may take some time for you to be able to lead it will pay off when you are the one leading everyone to the top and you are not the one following anymore.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his 18 year old son in Jensen Beach, Florida. Find more about rock climbing as well as extreme sports equipment at http://www.nsearch.com
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