Those new to rock climbing often find the sport intimidating, especially when considering its inherent danger and its learning curve. However, observing tips like the following can help beginners more easily get started in the world of rock climbing.
Start out at an indoor climbing facility: Such facilities offer a feel for what rock climbing entails, all in a safe, controlled environment with staff who can give tips and instruction. Beginners can also watch more experienced climbers scale the walls. While not a perfect replication of outdoor rock climbing, indoor facilities are a great resource when learning how to climb.
Rent equipment first: Because climbing is an expensive activity, beginners should learn how the equipment works, which pieces they will need, and how to properly size the equipment before purchasing anything outright. To find the equipment that’s right for them, new climbers should consult with a professional.