Climbing offers physical, mental and social benefits for children and young people. If you are thinking of taking your child climbing, there are many reasons why this is one of the best sports you can choose.
From increasing strength, endurance and flexibility to building confident and self esteem, climbing can benefit your child in many ways.
Here are our top 5 benefits
Climbing is a total body workout as the motion of climbing works every part of the body. Climbing will strengthen a child's arm, leg and core, developing strong supple muscles.
In order to successfully complete their climb, children have to look, plan and coordinate their hands and feet to a chosen spot.
These enhanced coordination skills developed through climbing can be transferred to many aspects of life and learning. In the simplest terms knowing colours, shapes and left/right.
Climbing offers children a chance to go outside their comfort zone and by overcoming any fear, step by step on the climbing wall, this can significantly boost their self esteem.
Building belief in themselves can improve a child's confidence in their own ability to handle other problems in life.
There is always more than one way to conquer a mountain. This is the same with our climbing walls. Children need to plan and decide the next moves at every stage.
Over time a child will be able to problem solve and visualise a route on the wall prior to starting.
A fast paced life and constant pressures to achieve can be a lot of stress on little shoulders.
Rock climbing requires children to be fully focussed and concentrate on the immediate task.
This mindfulness, by living in the present moment, can reenergise children and they can leave being able to face their situations with a clear head.
With four rounds over the coming months, starting on 16th November. Each round will consist of 20 blocs from V0 to V9. Blocs will be a mix of styles from basic pulling to dynamic comp problems and techy slabs, there really is something for everyone.
Entry price to join the league is £2, collect your score cards from reception.
The National Indoor Climbing Awards Scheme (NICAS) is a UK-wide scheme and is a great starting point for young climbers wishing to take up mountaineering and climbing.
Before joining a NICAS course all climbers will need to complete a NICAS taster session. Book your NICAS taster session over the Christmas Holidays to start in January 2023.
Lights out night and start of the Summit Up Winter Bouldering League!
Head torches and glow sticks at the ready!
Join us for our first ever LIGHTS OUT night on 16th November 2022 from 6pm on roped climbing, bouldering and Clip 'n Climb.