Rock climbing is an extreme sport in which the participants climb up a natural rock formation or a man build wall. Rock climbing is a physical and mental demanding sport that will boost the climber’s strength, endurance, agility and balance along with their mental control, rock climbing is fun and challenging too. Before you practice how to rock climb, first go to a rock climbing gym or a bouldering gym to safely learn the basic skills and safety measures for beginners. Rock climbing gyms are safer for inexperienced people and they have a well designed space for different skill levels, rock gyms often will have classes and trained staff to assist you in learning the basic climbing techniques.
When you go to the climbing gym to learn how to rock climb, carry a pair of snug shoes and a bag of chalk powder. Rock climbing shoes has to be snug so that you are able to feel the edges of the rock, snug shoes have pointed toes in order to fit on the small rock chips and edges even though they might feel uncomfortable at first but you will get used to them with time. While chalk powder will be for keeping your hands off sweat and also will keep the climbing holds dry to prevent slipping. If you want to learn how to rock climb you will need to follow the number one rule of good rock climbing is to push up your legs rather than pulling up with your hands. There are tips that you can use so that you get used to using your legs instead of your hands while climbing. Keep your weight on the toes and not on the hands by dropping your heels lower than the toes