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Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations, in order to reach a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route. It is important to say that this kind of sport is not for everyone, and those who are “meeting” a wall  for the first time should be extra careful.

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Rock Climbing can be seen as traveling on the thin edge between body and spirit. It is a physically and mentally demanding sport, being considered a big test for a climber’s agility and strength, for his balance and mental control.

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Photo by Tim Kemple

Rock climbing involves climbing with one’s own hands and feet, plus the climbing equipment which is considered fundamental for safety measures. There is a variety of specialized techniques and equipment (most of them configured on the style of climbing), and climbers usually work in pairs utilizing ropes and anchors to catch falls. For beginners, it is recommended to start with easy bouldering and top roping, in order to gather experience and move to the lead climbing. If you’re interested in this sport, here is a list of  great climbing areas around the world.

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Photo by Andda

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