Over the years people have mimicked a lot of things just to get a feel of how it would be if it were done differently. A lot of outdoor ventures thus became indoor ventures, and one such factor is wall climbing also known as rock climbing. Rock climbing in one of the adventurous tasking right from the days man lived in caves and jungles. It was a skill that man learned to keep himself safe from enemies and animal attack. Though climbing was largely an outdoor sport, in the recent days it has become an indoor sport as well. So here are some of the interesting things that you should know about indoor wall climbing.
Began in the 1900s:
Like, we stated earlier, climbing is something that has been a part of man as a protective measure right from the days of early man. But the concept of making the same adventure indoor was quite something that most of us least expect. It came into existence only in the year 1939, and it was when the first indoor wall that mimicked a rock was built.
The first was the Americans
The Americans were the first to build a place that would support the sport indoors. In the year 1939, the first artificial structure for climbing was constructed and was largely welcomed by people. It was only a basic infrastructure, and the first modern man-made wall came up in the UK. Now we have indoor climbing facilities across the globe.
People of different age group:
It is the safety factor that prevented a lot of people from trying put this adventure. But when the indoor walls came, many people wanted to try their sporting skills. So people of different age groups from little ones to adult began venturing into this sport.
Different wall types:
The indoor wall climbing structures are built up with different materials, and it also depends on the type of visitors they permit. In case if the facility allows all age groups then they have to take safety measures accordingly and the walls have to strong enough to support the act. If it is a facility for kids, wooden walls will do. So the wall type differs from one place to the other.
Styles in rock climbing:
The widely recognised wall-climbing styles can be classified into three types. They are on-sight, flash and redpoint. In on-sight, the person involves in an impromptu sport without knowing the track earlier and without warning. Only people with good experience can be successful in on-sight climbing. Flash is also similar to on-sight, but here the person is aware of the place and tracks where the sport is supposed to take place. The redpoint is a climbing style where a person is already aware of the place and has also practised well in the same track.