Category Archives: Free Climbing

Introduction to Free Climbing Sport

Climbing, mountaineering, is an activity that involves making ascents on steep walls making use of one’s physical and mental strength. Is considered climbing all rise being easy, difficult or impossible (depending on the physical state of the person) with the lower extremities (feet and legs, and in some cases could also get to use the knee, if any wall side) and upper extremities (arms and hands). In climbing there are heights of considerable danger and in order to have security protection equipment is used.

Originally, climbing appears as a derived activity of mountaineering. Then it was considered only as a means of training for mountain tours. It was in the nineteenth century when the activity was born in East Germany (Dresden) and England (Lake District).

Over a century, the material developed at the pace of the activities of climbers and vice versa. The routes of increasing difficulty appeared with the times: 1913, level 5; 1917, level 6; 1970, level 7; 1983, level 8; 1991 Level 9 … The stocks climbing walls from the 1960s gave a real boost to the evolution of the discipline.

Climbing is often considered a risky sport, but should distinguish different practices: climbing is usually practiced with a team that can certainly evolve, but there is a more extreme practice called “free solo” where the climber moves without no security.

EXTREME SPORTS – Equipments needed for FREE CLIMBING

 

The climbing is an activity which involves making ascents on steep walls making use of one’s physical and mental strength. And upper extremities (arms and hands); for this the lower extremities (knee, foot and leg) is used.
In free climbing only they use their hands and feet as progression. It should be mentioned that a recommended item is the helmet. Often used so-called cat feet. These are a type of shoe that fits very well to foot. The sole of the foot of cat is thick enough to not be perforated by any object, and is made of baking gum, providing adhesion, provided that the rock is not wet.

In free climbing it is “forbidden” to hanging insurance breaks between meetings and if the climber falls have to repeat the length from the beginning.

One of the highlights in this discipline is Dan Osman , famous for practicing free climbing, ie without harnesses or lanyards, and beat several records.

In climbing there are heights of considerable danger and in order to have security protection equipment is used.

FREE CLIMBING EQUIPMENT

We can classify climbing equipment
Personal equipment
or harness
or Climbing shoes
or Casco
Ropes, slings and belts.
Carabiners
Brakes.
Fasteners
or nails or pegs

Arch support Anklet Socks for Free Climbing, Trekking & Mountaineering

I am a passionate Trekker and hence I became a member of a famous trekking club in my city. They organized for a trekking trip at least once in every month. For each trekking trip at least a group of twenty people were present. As we had more and more trekking trips, it became a routine thing for people who were very regular and they could not miss the trips and comprise it for anything else even for body aches.

I enjoyed all the trips and was very regular but it became a tiresome event for me after few trips as I started to have severe ankle aches after each trip and henceforth could not participate. Sooner after my absence every one became concerned about my participation. They advised me to wear arch support anklet socks and told me because of using them only they did not get such severe anklet pains.