Climbing can be done indoors out outdoors, usually as a pair but often as part of a group.

Indoor climbing involves following a series of coloured grips, with different colours corresponding to a different level of difficulty. Your climbing partner, called the belayer, controls the rope that stops you from falling and preventing an injury.

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that doesn’t use ropes. Instead, you only climb a few metres off the ground with crash pads beneath you to cushion your fall.

Why is it good for me? 

It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy nature with friends and family, or a great way to meet new people by joining a climbing group. Climbing can help to improve strength keep your heart healthy.

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