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    How to by BouldyAI | January 18, 2021

    What is climbing? To start, climbing is a sport that involves reaching great heights by using ropes and other equipment. Climbers may use a harness, carabiner, chalk bag, and many other tools, but the most important is the rope. Using the rope, climbers ascend an object. Ropes are attached to something called anchors, which are usually bolts or carabiners. These devices can be placed into holes drilled into rocks. In between the anchor and climbers is the rope. The rope can hold a lot of weight, and it’s the most important piece of climbing equipment. When a climber falls, the rope stretches and pulls the anchor back into the rock. This absorbs some of the force and the climber slows down over time. It can also hold a falling

    What is climbing? To start, climbing is a sport that involves reaching great heights by using ropes and other equipment. Climbers may use a harness, carabiner, chalk bag, and many other tools, but the most important is the rope. Using the rope, climbers ascend an object. Ropes are attached to something called anchors, which are usually bolts or carabiners. These devices can be placed into holes drilled into rocks. In between the anchor and climbers is the rope. The rope can hold a lot of weight, and it’s the most important piece of climbing equipment. When a climber falls, the rope stretches and pulls the anchor back into the rock. This absorbs some of the force and the climber slows down over time. It can also hold a falling climber so he or she doesn’t hit the ground.

    The fall doesn’t hurt as much as a person expects. At the end of most sessions, climbers hang out and chat, waiting for the rope to settle and slacken back to the surface. The rope is usually tied to the climber and kept in place by an anchor. But, when a climber gives slack to the system, the rope slides and loosens up. Called belaying, this is the way the system should work. Functioning correctly, the rope prevents climbers from falling. The climber and belayer communicate regularly to make sure the rope is stretched out and the belayer can catch a fall. In the absence of a belayer, climbers use devices called autobelays. These require the climber to hold the rope up with a grip device. When the climber’s hand falls, the device catches it. This system isn’t as fool-proof as having someone around, but it can help. As a climber ascends, he or she might need to use a combination of hand and feet holds.

    These holds help go up the wall. A good variety of holds challenges the climber and keeps the workout interesting. These holds are usually made of wood, studs, or very durable plastics. Without these holds, a climb would quickly become too easy. Climbers can usually see the holds on the wall. But, sometimes they can only feel or hear them. That’s why climbing shoes exist. These specialist shoes help a climber feel the right way. They’re usually made of all leather or synthetic leather. They have a sticky rubber sole to help climbers stand on hold and they’re made to last. They’re sometimes used in other sports, most often in gymnastics where they’re called gymnastic shoes. Climbing shoes are specific to this sport and have a particular design. Functionally, the shoe’s design can make or break a climber. It determines how easy it is to get on and off the beginner hold, how much support the shoe can give, and how comfortable it is.

    The shoes also have a bi-tension to encourage a climber to stay put. When fastened correctly, the bi-tension makes it hard to remove the shoe once it’s on. This technique is crucial when climbing. It ensures climbers don’t accidentally kick off the wall and fall. To protect themselves from injuries, some climbers wear pads over different parts of their body. Starting climbers may not be ready for these, but when they get better at climbing, they’ll want to protect sensitive parts like hands and elbows. Climbing pads can usually be adjusted to fit the climber and they’re made of different densities of foam. They cover most of the body, but leave most of the face open to let the climber breathe. These pads are also sometimes worn while bouldering. Starter gym set up with crash pads, bouldering pads, and ropes.

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