7 Wall Climbing Tips For Beginners
If you’re thinking of sorting out mobile climbing wall hire for a party or corporate event of some kind, sending out a few emails or messages with advice and handy hints for novices might be a good idea. Here are a few that might help your friends and colleagues out when it comes to reaching the summit of the mobile climbing wall!
Engage your core
Core strength is one of the most important factors to consider when wall climbing. You might think it’s all about upper body strength but if you’ve done yoga or Pilates before you’ll already be ahead of the game.
Keep your arms straight
Being good at climbing, whether it’s up a wall or up a mountain, is all about being efficient so you don’t tire out easily. It’s easier to climb up when your arms are straight, but try and keep your legs bent so the lower part of your body can help push you upwards.
Look before you leap
Before you even start, try and work out a route to the top so you aren’t left hanging trying to figure out just where to go next.
You wouldn’t run a race without stretching first and so too should you not head up the wall without limbering up. Go for a short jog to get your pulse racing, then start stretching your fingers, wrists and elbows. Move on to your neck, shoulders, legs, hips, ankles and back, but remember to put extra focus on your upper body. Check out this video for even more tips.