ROCK CLIMBING FOR BEGINNER
Safe Climbing Environment
Drawn into the sport of rock climbing? Wowed by those Spider Man-moves you see, and hungry for a taste of how those brightly coloured handholds (or rocks, as we call them) feel to the touch?
But . . . that 15-metre wall looks scary. And you don’t really want to be dangling in the air on a rope, clinging onto your dear life . . . and you hate feeling helpless . . .
Relax! Indoor rock climbing is very safe, and if you don’t like rope climbing, then try your hand at bouldering. There’s always something for everyone.
YOU CAN COUNT ON US
You can count on Banana Climbing to help you hit the rock climbing gym with confidence and ease.
In fact, everything you feel is normal. It is human to be daunted. Even seasoned climbers have fears to tackle when they go up a rock wall. Everyone is pushing their own boundaries and there is no need for comparison because we all start on different pages and at different times!
CLIMBING IS FOR EVERYONE
If you can climb a ladder, you can do rock climbing. Climbing is suitable for kids as young as 4 years old and for adults as old as 70!
Rock climbing is actually a very friendly sport. Everyone, regardless of ability, can access it. Come with a group of buddies, come with a friend, or come alone if you’re shy. Banana Climbing welcomes you and has the programmes to attend to your needs.
Trust us, it only gets easier--and more addictive! Everyone starts off as a beginner and we trust us, you will keep getting better.
FEEL YOU HAVE NO UPPER BODY STRENGTH?
As you will soon learn, rock climbing is a lot about the feet and legs, and the core, too. That’s why rock climbing is such a great workout for overall body toning.
Try to remember not to grip onto the handholds so tightly to avoid tiring out early in each climbing session.
Also, consciously remind yourself not to lock your arms as you ascend! Often climbers new to the sport are fearful of falling and they overlock their arms, resulting in the arm muscles fatiguing quickly. Try to put more weight onto your feet -- like you’re standing on the ground -- and keep those core muscles tight. (Say hello to abs!)