Have you been thinking about giving climbing a go recently? Perhaps you’ve looked into local indoor walls, or even eyed up some outdoor routes over the summer? If so, you’re not alone! We’ve seen the popularity of climbing explode over the last few years, and with the sport now included in the 2020 Olympics line up, we’re sure that’s set to continue. The great thing about climbing is how accessible it is for first timers: as well as being a really friendly sport, newbies can ease themselves in gently with the less challenging routes and slowly build up to harder grades.
However, before you get vertical, it’s a good idea to get to grips with some of the basics. We’ve put together a simple guide to the equipment you’ll come across during your first climb, which will ensure it’s easy(ish), fun and most importantly, safe. Read on to discover the gear you’ll be getting acquainted with, and don’t forget to protect your climb with one of our insurance packages. GET A QUOTE