Rock Climbing Courses
Originally, rock climbing evolved from mountaineering – a sport in which its participants used rock climbing skills and techniques to reach the summits of mountains. As safety equipment was introduced and gradually evolved, and the climbing community started to evolve too, the sport began to gain popularity from the early 1900s onwards, although such popularity was really only among those rough and tough characters (mainly mountain guides) in France, Italy, and England. A combination of developments accelerated the growth of the sport during the 1960s, such as the introduction of lightweight climbing shoes, better equipment design and aid climbing artifacts (Journal Of Sport Behaviour, 1998).
In recent years, the sport of rock climbing has carved out a growing and significant niche within the realm of adventurous activities. The sport has not only become a popular recreational activity, but has also formed the main element of some people’s activity holidays. On a general note, changes in consumer behavior leading to more active lifestyles (hence increased participation in sports and the great outdoors) have undoubtedly had a positive impact on the growth of rock climbing.
However, needless to say, rock climbing is an activity in which the participants can get seriously injured or killed; therefore the importance of taking a course with a qualified instructor is a most. All Climbing Colorado provides small group courses in which the participants get the attention they need to operate within safe parameters and have lots of fun.
The courses aim to provide you with the skills and judgement needed to confidently become an independent climber. Your time will be spent with our rock team, qualified mountaineers who teach climbing regularly and have a passion for the activity. Whatever your level of experience it is our aim is to offer the next step.
Contact us for more information on any of these specific courses.
Transferring Safely to a Rappel System
Rappelling off of a TR system can be a challenge. Using this technique it becomes smooth and easy, not to mention that you will be much safer!
Reaching the summit of Iztaccihuatl
Last summer of 2014 we summited the 7th (or so) highest point in north America once again. It was a beautiful day!
Training for Climbing
Staying in shape is a lifestyle, and adding this routine to your training program will help you achieve better results when you are either out on the rock or at the gym wall.