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Rockclimbing, the sport of the Few, The Foolhardy, and the Thrill Seeking. Not for the faint of heart or the weak of knee.

 


Rock Climbing
Rock-climbing is a beautiful challenging sport. Climbers reach places unreachable to the average person, places high above and deep below. Cave Climbing is This sport requires a large amount of upper body strength as well as flexibility. The athlete must be able to do pull-ups with ease and be comfortable with heights.
Some of the most beautiful places to climb Include:
Garden of the Gods – This beautiful rock garden is nestled below the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Red Rock Canyon – This stunning canyon lies in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado.
Smith Rock State Park – Oregon.
Moab – This is one of the most famous spire climbing sites in the world.
Mt Zion National Park – The gorgeous sandstone walls of this rocky wilderness inspire many climbers every day

Terms that may be helpful on the rock face:

Crimp: A small edge upon which you crimp your fingers, i.e. bend your digits to exert pressure on the knuckles, bringing your thumb against your index finger to close the grip. *Variant: Any small edge is a crimper, while a crimp-intensive climb is crimpy.



Chimney: A crack so wide/deep that you can crawl inside and climb up between its two walls

Belay: To secure the rope while your partner climbs; you can belay a leader, a second, or provide an on-the-ground top-rope belay.