There are many risks to rock climbing. Some of them are more serious than others and some of them are downright uncommon. However, there is one common risk that many rock climbers overlook, the risk of chronic tendonitis.
The basics of rock climbing start with footwork. Knowing how to place you feet when climbing is necessary as missteps can lead to any number of disasters. Following a few basic tips to get you started, you can ensure you have the proper footwork techniques down and avoid any future missteps.
Having the right shoes is essential to learning how to climb.
For those of you that think of exercise and immediately cringe at the thought of those spinning machines and treadmills in a stuffy gym, try expanding your mind and the definition you use for what exercise is. While the weather's nice and the trees are full of life, why not take the initiative and enjoy an outdoor activity like rock climbing. What most people don't realize is that these kinds of fun outings are just as much if not more physical activity than anything you can do inside.