Let’s talk about climbing!
Today, climbing is becoming more popular and gaining new supporters, turning from a small “circle of interests” into a rather massive kind of active recreation. Rock climbing is not just a kind of fitness, the benefits of lessons that are not limited to the acquisition of steel grip and plasticity – this is a way of life. And, judging by the great variety of types and styles of climbing, everyone will be able to pick up something individual for themselves.
Rock climbing – a sport that consists of free climbing (often climbing) on a natural (rock) or artificial (climbing) relief. It is an independent sport that has gone out of mountaineering and is inextricably linked with it.
The difference between climbing and rock climbing is that climbing usually has permanent (static) points of support – hooks clinging to the rock, and in the alpine, on the contrary, all insurance points are usually temporary (fridges, bookmarks, etc.) , as well as that mountaineering, unlike climbing, allows the climbing of the use of special tools and additional equipment.
Various climbing options are categorized, such as, for example, rock climbing, that is, bouldering or solo (without insurance), or climbing (where ropes are used strictly for safety), climbing by equipment, where the athlete rises directly with the equipment. In the modern era, climbing in closed areas allows you to climb artificial walls (climbing walls), that is, in a controlled environment, where all the professional competitions at the World Cup level are held. Another extreme is the traditional rock climbing and climbing ice, where the athlete face-to-face encounters with nature in its natural form and under its conditions.
Free climbing – climbing on rocks or climbing walls, in which upward movement is carried out by using the fingers, hands and feet, without the use of various gadgets and auxiliaries. The rope and other hardware are used only for burglary insurance and are a guarantee of safety, and not an assistance when passing the route.
Pleasure climber is called the one who usually runs a simple route for pleasure. Pleasureroute is a route of light or medium complexity, equipped with jumper, which guarantees safe climbing for everyone, has a short, unplanned rise and descent. Maximum complexity of route 7 +. As a rule, Pleasure climbing is chosen by teens and children, is also suitable for family holidays. The disadvantage of routes of this type is a large number of people who want to climb, which in turn smooths the surface of the rock in the most frequently used areas.
Difficulty climbing is based on clearing routes of moderate and high complexity. It is the second one after a long time after climbing the speed and the most widespread view of rock climbing competitions. Athletes must climb the route 15-20 meters long on-sight (flying the route from the first attempt), or sometimes flash (flying the route after the previous visual “contact” with it).
Bouldering is in the passage of a series of short but difficult tracks. Unlike other types of rock climbing, it is carried out without the use of ropes, carbines and other insurance devices, because the maximum height of the route does not exceed 4 meters; Instead, the mat is used for insurance.
Treeclimbing does not require any special knowledge and complex equipment. Equipment for occupying this kind of rest is not much different from the usual set of climber: helmet, saddle, carbines and ropes. Treeclimbing is becoming more popular. After all, climbing trees can be everywhere, because even in the urban jungle, if desired, you can find a decent tree.
Outdoor climbing is a climbing on natural terrain.
Indoor climbing – climbing on rock climbing walls or home-equipped walls, a kind of sport climbing, which can include bouldering elements and climbing with upper or lower insurance. It can be considered the safest form of rock climbing, and for most people, it will be the easiest way to start doing this sport.
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