Climbing is basically using your hands and feet to move up the surface of a steep object. Rock climbing is the most familiar form of climbing but there are other types such as ice climbing and buildering (climbing up the outside of tall buildings. Mountaineering is just using various climbing techniques to assend mountains.
Rock climbing is a growing sport and is popular with all age groups. It involves climbing up or across man-made rock walls or natural rock formations with the goal of reaching the top, known as the summit. As with all extreme sports, training of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized equipment is essential. Rock climbing requires strength, agility and endurance. Not only is this sport physically demanding but also mentally as you need a high level of control. There are a variety of different forms of climbing which include ice climbing, buildering and bouldering. This is why it makes it such an exciting sport, as there is so much choice. There always going to be bigger and better rock formations, meaning each time you can push yourself a little further and develop your skills, making it a perfect sport for amateurs through to the professionals.