By: Priya Dohil
Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. History of rock climbing 3. Gear/Equipment 4. Rules/ How to rock climb 5. Famous Rock climbers 6. Evolution
Yosemite National Park
You probably want to learn more about rock climbing. Well here are some fun facts that you will probably enjoy! After you read this book you will learn everything about rock climbing and you can show off your knowledge to all of your friends!
History of Rock climbing
It's hard to believe that rock climbing started in the 19th century, when way back when when people used rock climbing to get from place to place, because they could't get somewhere they wanted to. Now people use rock climbing for exercise and just for fun. Now rock climbing is popular in California because of a park there called Yosemite National Park. Also people like rock climb at rocky mountain national park, Colorado because people like to climb there because in the summer there and the sun rises early and sets late so climbers get a lot of time to climb.
Gear, Equipment, and Materials Let's get some gear on! You should probably get these materials so you can do better at rock climbing! 1. Before you start to rock climb you should put some chalk on your hands. This will help your hands get a better grip of the rock. 2. Wear a helmet to protect your head in case you bang your head against a rock or you fall.
3. Wear a harness, so then the rope can attach to your waist. 4. Get some climbing shoes. They will give you a better grip of the rock. 5. Wear clothes that you think are not going to rip, so if a crack is there and your clothes get stuck in it you have some reliable clothes.
Rules/how to rock climb These rules will help you start and continue to rock climb, and give you some helpful tips! Before you start rock climbing make sure to tie the rope around your waist. That is really important! To start you should try to find some cracks and put your feet in the low ones and your hands in the high ones. Then pull yourself up and find some other cracks and keep doing that until you reach the top of the mountain.
Some rules are: Don't leave your stuff anywhere. Don't bring your pets. Always pay attention to what you are doing. And don't go camping anywhere outside the camp grounds.
Famous people Catherine Destivelle Catherine Destivelle was the ďŹ rst woman to climb the Eiger North face in switzerland (a very hard and icy mountain to climb because of all of the slippery cracks) by herself in only 15 hours! Lynn Hill
Lynn Hill Lynn Hill set a record for climbing El Capitan in California ( a 3500 foot mountain) without using any foot holes or hand holes!
Dave Graham Dave Graham can climb any mountain. He has climbed some of the hardest boulders to climb in the world! He is always ready to climb and challenge himself to any hard or extreme adventure up a mountain.
Evolution Rock climbing has changed a lot over the years. Here are some things that have changed a lot! Before when people rock climbed they had just plan old shoes. But now people make specific ones for rock climbing that have better grip on mountains.
Before people had very heavy and very unreliable gear that they used for rock climbing and now we have very reliable and more sturdy gear. Now we have grades for how hard the rock that you are climbing is. For example: 5.0 to 5.7 is easy, 5.8 to 5.10 is intermediate, and 5.11 to 5.12 is hard. But also 5.13 to 5.15 if it is really really hard! Before people used rock climbing to get from place to place because the mountain was in the middle of there path, and now they do it for fun and exercise.
Sources Kidtopia.info Climbingblogger.com Rei.com Camproxx.com Mojagear.com Xtremesport.com Planetmountain.com
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