Make the Most of Your Rock Climbing Adventure

If you’ve finally decided to try rock climbing, you are probably pretty excited to get started. It’s a really fun sport and the barrier to entry is quite low. People of all ages can try their hand at hoisting themselves up a vertical wall to reach the top. Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t strong enough to get very far up the wall. Like everything in life, it can take time and practice. Stick with it and use these helpful tips to get started, and you’ll be on your way to rocking the rock climbing wall in no time.UntitledFirst things first: you need a properly fitted rock climbing shoe made for the kind of rocking climbing you are going to participate in. The guys at have all the information you need to help you source and buy your first (or next) pair of rock climbing shoes. It’s important that you have a pair of shoes that fit properly when you are scaling a wall. Check them out.

Next, you’ll want to do some research on rock climbing facilities in your area and find the one that provides experiences for your fitness level. There are more novice rock climbing facilities than expert rock climbing facilities. It’s hard to know why but my money’s on the fact that expert rock climbers take their craft to the mountains. Why do inside what you can do outside, right? Ask the facility if they offer free trials so you can be sure that rock climbing is for you. Or, at the very least, don’t pay for a full month’s membership form the get go – pay for a session at a time. While we are super confident you will like rock climbing, you might prefer one location over another, so try a few out before committing to a monthly membership.

After a while, you may want to start a workout routine that will help build your upper body strength. You can speak to the trainers and staff at the rock climbing location you visit about which exercises are right to build strength for these kinds of activities. As well, now that you are getting fit on the rock wall, you may want to consider hiring a personal trainer to help you tone and focus on the rest of your body and well being. After all, one good habit leads to another.

Finally, whether you are just starting out with rock climbing or you’ve been around the block a few times, it is important to remember that being safe is your first priority. Listening to your body and knowing when you feel well enough to take on a vertical wall is important. Listening to your trainers and the staff at the rock climbing facility means the difference between you falling and you having a great experience. Pay attention to what you are doing and those around you and you’ll have a great time this time and every time.  

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Real Mom Review's founder and main author, Skye Moyer is a 27 year old, stay at home mother of four beautiful children who is currently traveling all over the U.S. in her RV! She has been married to her best friend for almost 10 years and is happiest when surrounded by family & friends!


  1. shelly peterson says:

    I have never gone rock climbing before but I am sure it is fun. My older kids would enjoy this. Thanks for the info.

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