So Why Do People Do This?

Okay, so what is this insane sport that weirdo, radical, adrenaline-junkie, death-wish maniacs love so much? Well, I’m so glad you asked! Take a casual stroll through our articles and your mind will start to open up to a new world of fitness-loving, fun, kind and helpful people who have made scaling tall chunks of rock into a passionate lifestyle that has changed nearly every part of their being. Oh yes, it’s that epic!  We’re talking about little kids climbing on indoor playground walls, to death-defying daredevils hanging upside down in Boulder Canyon, to Sherpa-led torture excursions to K2 (okay, that language is a bit too extreme, sorry!).  We love them all and we’re sure you will (or do) too!

Stay Safe People!

Yes, you could be a Bizarro World hero by climbing with no safety ropes or protection on your melon, but that’s just dumb (that’s the word I use on this site because we’re family friendly!).  We hope you’ll glean a whole lotta goodness in our VERY helpful articles about safety first, since in this sport, second chances are a rare commodity reserved only for the insanely fortunate!  How do you know if your practices are as safe as they could be?  We can help.  We’ll add new articles on best practices for safety continually!

Dude! We Need Gear!

I know you don’t have cash growing in your kitchen sink (at least you’d better not!), but gear does cost!  Nothin’s free right?  Maybe not, but we’re committed to help you not only climb, but to come home safely AND with your wallet intact.  You’ll need stuff like crampons, harnesses, rope, helmets, ice axes, belay and rappeling devices, locking and non-locking carabiners, runners, prusik cords, camming devices, nuts and nut extraction tools, not to mention sweat-wicking under-layers, gaiters, and 2-way radios.  Whew!  And really, that’s only for starters.  Don’t worry, we’ll break it down for you and give you the best options for the best price – unless you’re rollin’ in it, and then we’ll give you the BEST options – PERIOD! 

REALLY? Hmmm… That’s Interesting!

Climbers are a peculiar bunch.  Aside from their thin and chiseled physiques, they tend to make this “pastime” a lifestyle rather than an “activity”.  Statistics show us some interesting trends around the globe as more and more athletes see climbing as part of a wholistic lifestyle!

% of countries in the world that are members of the International Federation of sport climbing
% of growth in the IFSC worldwide from 2007-2017
% of Growth of young people in the UK joining climbing clubs in past 5 yrs
% Growth of Elementary School Climbing walls in China from 2012 to 2015
This is Actually 300%
% of climbers worldwide under the age of 18
% of female climbers in Austria vs. men (the only nation where women exceed men in numbers)

A little inspiration never hurt anyone!

“You can’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground” ~ unknown

I just want to climb and forget about all my adult problems

Home was last modified: March 30th, 2019 by Pete