How to get started

If you're looking for fitness, fun and a healthy dose of adrenaline, then rock climbing is a worthy pursuit. Though it attracts its share of daredevils, rock climbing is also enjoyed by legions of everyday adventurers. If you're reasonably fit and get yourself proper equipment and instruction, you, too, can become a rock climber.

Follow these steps to get started rock climbing:
  1. Find a qualified guide
  2. Identify the type of climbing you want to try
  3. Gear up
  4. Find your route

Climbing equipment

A wide range of equipment is used during rock or any other type of climbing that includes equipment commonly used to protect a climber against the consequences of a fall.

climbing equipment
A collection of climbing equipment.

Where to buy climbing equipment

Links for more information on rock climbing