Climbing is a sport that many people think they can’t do. But the truth is, everyone can climb! In this blog post, we will be discussing 5 reasons why people don’t think climbing is for them and why those thoughts are wrong.
1: People believe they’re not in good enough shape.
Whether they’re overweight or just coming off the couch, people tend to think they can’t climb. But the truth is, climbing isn’t a sport that requires an immense amount of fitness or specific training under your belt to get started. This is a judgement free zone, we all started somewhere and it’s incredibly humbling no matter your skill level.
2: Some feel like it’s just something kids do, not adults (usually due to lack of exposure).
True, it’s super fun and great for kids, but the true devotees of the sport are adults. Adults find rock climbing compelling because it’s a fun activity that challenges them physically and mentally – and it becomes a wonderful space between home and work that you can call your own.
3: People say it’s too dangerous.
Climbing is certainly a risky sport, but indoor climbing is pretty safe. We’ve got padded floors, systems, and instruction to get you going. Learn the ropes (literally) with us before you go outdoor climbing and you’ll be ready to tackle the more dangerous elements outside. And when you do go outside, we recommend going with experienced climbers as much as possible
4: People think it’s too expensive.
Climbing is actually pretty inexpensive for the amount of fun you get out of it, especially when compared with other sports! And if you’re willing to commit more than just an hour or two at a time, we’ve got deals on memberships and passes that can save you money, and grant and employment programs for those who truly cannot make the financial commitment. We have zero initiation fees and free gear rental – so no time like the present!
5: Some may think they’re not flexible enough.
There’s a lot of movement needed in climbing but this also isn’t true as most recent research shows that flexibility has very little to do with success in climbing. In fact, flexibility can actually cause a lot more injury in the long run – technique is what matters.
If you haven’t tried out rock or bouldering before then come on in and try it out! You might be surprised by how much fun you have and the skills that you will learn. So what are you waiting for?