by Callum Moffitt
Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a set route without falling. To successfully complete a climb, you must reach the topmost point and return to the bottom of the route safely.
Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport. It tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. Climbing is a dangerous activity. Climbers need to use the right equipment and understand proper climbing techniques to stay safe. There are heaps of different styles of climbing, and loads of different places you can climb, indoors and outdoors. Styles include lead, freestyle, trad, bouldering and many more.
To rock climb you need to have good upper and lower body strength. You also have to have good mental control. Climbing is my favourite sport, it gets my adrenaline going and it’s really satisfying when I complete a climb that has been really tough. It helps me with my mental control, strength and physical fitness. I would recommend this sport to everyone. You don’t need to be an expert to start with, you can just have a go and learn at your own pace.http://youtu.be/FCWLtyTmX3o