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How You Can Experience the Thrill of Rock Climbing Wall

A rock-climbing wall is used as a substitute for outdoor rock climbing for people who cannot frequent these outdoor locations. Conveniently located inside the city, this is easily accessible by people who are passionate about this hobby. These walls also have hand and feet grips. Materials used for constructing these walls include wood, brick or the multiplex boards which are thick and have drilled holes to attach ropes for safety.

Steel and aluminum walls that were manufactured recently have also been used. Some of these walls have the facility whereby the belay ropes can be attached to them. This makes sure it is hundred percent safe to practice lead climbing or bouldering.

Each hole has a t-nut which is specially made for this purpose. This enables the handholds to be fastened to the walls.

The outer surface of the multiplex board rock climbing wall surface engulfed with textured products that include paint, concrete along with polyurethane laden with sand. In addition to the textured surface and handholds, the wall may also have surface structures such as protrusions and indentions, or take the form of an overhang, under hang or a crack.

The idea of the artificial rock climbing wall began in the UK. Don Robinson, a lecturer in Physical Education and founder of DR Climbing Walls, constructed the first wall in 1964 at Leeds University by inserting pieces of rock into a corridor wall. However the first commercial wall was built in Sheffield, traditionally England’s center for climbing due to its proximity to the Peak District.

Climbing activities in gyms is becoming a very popular urban sport that provides many individuals with the opportunity to experience the thrilling sport of rock climbing.

The simplest kind of wall is made of plywood, known as the colloquially in the climbing community as a woody, with a the use of screw on holds and bolt on holds. These Bolt-on holds are fixed permanently to the walls by means of iron bolts that are inserted through the given hold that has specific bolt points. The holds are connected to the rock climbing wall by screws that are screwed onto the surface of the wall.

Grips come in different colors; those of the same color are often used to indicate different routes according to increasing difficulty levels. Colored tape that are placed under different climbing holds are used to mark the various climbing routes.

While trying to climb a given route, the climber is allowed to use only the grips of the designated color as handholds but is usually allowed to use both handholds and footholds of the designated color and surface structures and textures of the rock face as footholds.

The grade (difficulty) of the route is usually a consensus decision between the builder of the route and the first few people who are allowed to climb the route.

An indoor rock climbing wall usually has people who are assigned to set the different climbing routes. These people are called the route setters.

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