Learning to rock climb is a great way to stay fit, improve strength and make new friends. And one of the best ways to get into it is by learning the basics all at once on dedicated beginner rock climbing holidays.
Widely offered, beginner rock climbing holidays aim to teach you everything you’ll need to know to make a start in the climbing world. You’ll learn about equipment and safety measures, as well as all the technical aspects of climbing.
Equipment and safety
Before you start any actual climbing, you’ll be given a lesson in the necessary equipment involved in climbing. You’ll be taught how to use it safely and the exact role and function of ropes, clips, chalk and more.
You’ll also be taught how to climb safely and what to do in an emergency. This is all vital information that every climber needs to know before they start scaling any surface.
Your dedicated climbing instructor will be able to teach you all the basics of climbing over the duration of your course. For beginners, it’s recommended that you go in as small a group as possible so that you have more one-on-one instructor time. Although larger groups are more sociable, your climbing will improve faster in a smaller group.
Your climbing instructor will provide you with a solid foundation in the basic techniques you need to climb safely. You’ll be taught a range of climbing methods and work with your instructor to find which are the best for you.
You’ll learn how to belay correctly, how to construct anchors using both bolts and traditional protection. Your instructor will go through rope systems that are safe and help to develop good climbing skills from the outset.
Fun and friends
Above all, you’ll learn that climbing is a fun and beneficial hobby that builds muscles strength and helps to keep you fit. On beginner rock climbing holidays you’ll also meet like-minded people who have decided to get into the sport.
Climbing is a very social sport and involves building good relationships. It’s also always recommended to climb with at least one partner for safety reasons.
There are numerous climbing holidays for beginners all over the world. However, countries with warm climates are often preferred because they offer more opportunity for outdoors climbing. Of course, all beginner rock climbing holidays are different and will vary depending on your destination and instructor. However, the basic requirements and skills are the same wherever you go.
If you want to get a head start for your rock climbing holidays then learn some of the basics on an indoor wall close to home. This offers a more controlled environment for building confidence before you move outdoors.
Once you’ve learned the ropes (pun intended) you’ll be able to embark on a lifetime of climbing, building on the solid core of skills you’ve learned on your holiday. So, what are you waiting for?