The Benefits of Rock Climbing

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Rock climbing is a very popular sport today and for good reason. It’s a great challenge that’s lots of fun and it can be done inside or outside at a variety of skill levels and environments. If you’re thinking of trying out rock climbing but are on the fence, here are three of this hobby’s unique perks. 

Full Body Workout

Rock climbing works the whole body. It may look like it’s all about upper body strength to pull one’s self up, but in fact, staying up against a rock face requires core and lower body strength and technique as well. You’ll manage to build up each muscle group while also taking on a new and unique challenge.

Natural Settings

If you become skilled enough to climb outside, there are many beautiful outdoor climbing destinations to travel to. Whether on mountains or in the forest, rock climbing is also a great way to get out into nature and see some lovely views.


The rock climbing community is a very welcoming one. Climbing with someone helps build trust, which means rock climbing friendships are often true friendships for life. Asking someone to climb with you is also a great way to break the ice!