We know that the rock climbing is popular all over the world. It can be divided into indoor and outdoor rock climbing.The gymnasium attempts to replicate the outdoor rock climbing experience by using artificial walls, handles and footholds. In rock climbing gymnasium, different “routes” on the walls are set at different difficulty levels. Routes are usually color coded, and their difficulty is initially marked with plastic cards that specify their name and grade. The higher the number, the harder the route.

Indoor rock climbing in non-competitive form is usually divided into three types: bouldering, top rope climbing and avant-garde climbing.

No.1 boulder

The biggest difference between bouldering and other types of rock climbing is that no rope or sling is used in bouldering. Rock climbing usually relies on cushion (thick cushion) to provide protection when climbing and falling, rather than on ropes. In addition, the route usually does not exceed 20 feet. It’s not absolutely necessary to have a partner, but a partner will provide some protection when you climb and fall. When holding stones outdoors, portable anti-collision pads (stone pads) are usually used for protection. These smaller cushions are usually folded in half and can be worn as backpacks.

No.2 Top Roping

If you climb indoors instead of bouldering, you may be a rope-jacker. These climbs are protected by ropes anchored from above and provided by manual protection from the ground (tension is applied to the rope to minimize the fall distance). Since the protector can prevent the climber from falling sharply, the top rope is generally considered to be less demanding than other types of climbing. Therefore, this may be the most popular type of indoor climbing.

At the top of the gym, the rope route is usually marked with plastic cards at the beginning of the route, indicating its name and grade. These routes are also preserved with color coding. In China, it is usually classified according to Yosemite decimal system (YDS), ranging from 5.0 to 5.15c. The higher the number, the more difficult it is.

It is suggested that first of all, we should cultivate interest in climbing, arouse muscular strength and sense of climbing. Then consider whether to continue climbing or exit. New people can first climb more lines to practice endurance, find a simple boulder area to practice transverse movement, master the center of gravity and balance.

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