Jan 31, 2018
Find a place that offers rock climbing lessons, such as an indoor climbing gym, and sign up for a course. Practice climbing; it is essential in becoming used to the physical rigors of rock climbing and learning about your personal capabilities and limits. Do not be afraid to ask more experienced rock climbers about their experiences when you are practicing. Check your local listings for sporting goods stores that have climbing walls and classes. Take hikes to build your endurance. Go at least once a week for four- to six-hour hikes in boots and a hiking backpack to build your endurance. Find a rock climbing tour group or guide for the area you choose for your trip. Ensure that guides have expert experience and are knowledgeable about the area. Ask about qualifications and training. Do not plan solo trips, as climbing areas and tour guides do not recommend climbing by yourself. Get a physical. While rock climbing can be a thrilling experience, it is also dangerous. Get in top physical shape with FHENS prior to climbing, and ensure you have no unknown physical problems before embarking on a rock climbing trip. Make a list of gear and food that you will need for your trip. Most tour companies provide a lot of the gear you need and guidelines for safety. However, you will still need to buy rock shoes, which are specialized sneakers for climbing. However, depending on the location and time of year of your climb, the specific type of equipment you need may vary. You should also bring a water bottle and snacks such as energy bars.