Today, there are many climbing clubs to better support amateur and professional climbers. This sport can be done in a group or individually. But its practice requires discipline, expertise and motivation. But it should also be noted that there are many types of climbing. Let’s do a check in !
Decryption of the escalation
It is a discipline in its own right linked to mountaineering. Due to its equipment, values and techniques, the principle is quite the same as mountaineering . The difference ? It comes in many forms.
Mounted on an artificial structure
This type of climb is very popular in town, but also during winter when the mountains are inaccessible. The artificial climbing structures (SAE) include private rooms equipped with alpine clubs. In this kind of climbing hall, the layout is such that the training place is similar to reality – in the mountains. Amateur and professional mountaineers will find something to improve their skills.
Climbing in a natural site
This practice gives more freedom and is aimed at adventure lovers. At the same time, the mountaineer can appreciate the diversity of nature and explore magnificent landscapes. In addition, adhesion is less difficult thanks to the natural roughness .
Note also that it is possible to enjoy mountain climbing thanks to the courses and challenges that are offered in a climbing club.
Regarding this practice, the climber will be equipped with a rope. Indeed, the followers of this discipline will climb canyons and crevasses.
The materials used
To embark on this kind of practice, it is essential to be well equipped. And who says equipment says trail shoes . You must also have a harness , a screwgate karabiner and a belay system. Sometimes a helmet, quickdraws and a lanyard as well as a fairly long rope are essential.
The different climbing disciplines
In an escalation, you will find several disciplines.
- Boulder: this is a 0 to 5 meter climb , accessible to all. It can be done indoors and outdoors. Its difficulty levels are distinguished by color. Its practice is carried out above all with the personalized support of a coach. To absorb shocks, a thick mat is installed if the climbing is indoors. Outdoors, a mattress called “crash pads” will be used.
- Speed: this discipline is the least known to the public. Its installation remains unique and its climbing routes are very specific.
- Big Walls: also called multi- pitch routes, this sporting practice is done outdoors and can only be done over several days . It should be noted however that this discipline is reserved for globetrotters and daring explorers.
- Difficulties: as its name suggests, this practice requires technique. Specific equipment and security tools are therefore imperative. This type of climbing can be done both outdoors and indoors.