Rock Climbing in Canada

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Rock Climbing is to climb up and down from natural or artificial rock walls. It contains Scrambling (climbing steep terrain with the use of hands) to vertical or negative slope. Rock Climbing is a very dangerous activity and there is no room for mistakes. Skills, good body condition, training, proper gears and experience are very important for a safe climb.

Rock climbing can be on an artificial indoor rock wall or in the natural mountain environment. It has many grades from 5.0 to 5.15 and V0 to V16 and it depends on many factors such as slope, the distance of holds, fix protection and etc, mostly the height is not a factor.

Rock climbers usually use rappelling to get down. Rappel or Abseiling is to descend a vertical surface like a cliff by using a rope and wrapping it around the body or use a technical device like a Rack.

The types of rock climbing are Trad Climbing, Free Climbing, Solo Climbing, Bouldering, Top Roping, Aid Climbing, Lead Climbing and there are many techniques to use depends on the rocks.

Bouldering in Canada

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It is very important for Rock climbers not to damage the environment and try their best to protect it.

Rock Climbing in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada has various kinds of choices from easy climbs like West Ridge in Bugaboo’s, to technical rock climbing like Stawamus Chief near Squamish town.

The necessary things you need to have for Rock climbing depends on the difficulty, grades, weather and route length  but for instance some of them are Climbing shoes, Sun Hat, extra Boot Lace, Backpack, Climbing Guide, Chalk, Compass, GPS, Multi-Function Watch, Cell Phone, First Aid Kit, Sun Glasses, Knife or Multi Tools , Lighter and Matches, Sunscreen, Hand Repair Balm, Climbers Duct Tape, Water, Energy Bar, Dynamic Rope, Static Rope, Carabiners, quickdraws, Helmet, Harness, Active Rock Climbing Protection, Passive Rock Climbing Protection, Crash Pads, Belay-Rappel Device, Daisy Chain, Sling, Cash …

Most popular companies to supply rock climbing gears are: LA Sportiva, Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Patagonia, Hyperlight Mountain Gear, The North Face, Millet, Lowa, Mountain Hardwear, Friction Labs, Wild Country, Sterling, Petzl, Mammut, Scarpa, Garmont, Rab, Stubai, Fusion, Metolius, Camp Warden, Camp Photon, Five Ten, BlueWater, Fixe, Singing Rock, Kong, Ice Rock, Alien Revolution, Grivel, Furnace Industries, Eliteclimb, Edelrid, E-Climb, Climbing Technology, DMM, Austri Alpin, …

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Indoor Artificial Rock Climbing in Canada

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