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Recreation Climbing and Sport Climbing

Sport Rock Climbing developed as a popular form of recreation within the last 25 years. As a sport this is a relative newcomer to the climbing scene. There is a slight difference between recreation climbing and sport rock climbing, but not much. The terms are usually used interchangeably. However, recreation climbing includes indoor climbing walls, whereas sport rock climbing specifically refers to outdoor climbing. Sport climbing developed from traditional climbing but is now its own form of the sport and differs in an important way.

The protection for sport climbing is permanently anchored into the rock. With trad, the protection is placed using cams and nuts, which are carried with the climber, and wedged into cracks. Since protection is bolted into the cliff, sport rock climbing is considered much safer than trad. It takes less investment of personal time. The routes can be scaled quicker and the climbing areas are easier to access. Several people can get out to a local crag and back in an afternoon. The routes themselves are not as long. As a general rule they are about half the length of a rope. By contrast, trad routes often have belay anchor points and multiple pitches which continue sometimes for several hundred feet. The equipment required for sport climbing is less extensive and less expensive. If you're in the market for gear, see climbing gear for excellent variety on sport rock climbing equipment.

Camouflage Cooling Towel for Sports, Golf, Swim´╝îYoga, Gym, Fitness, Camping, Hiking, Bowling,...
Zeagoo Lightweight Rainwear Active Outdoor Hoodie Cycling Running Windbreaker Jacket
Black Diamond Momentum Harness
Naoki Outdoor Sports Cycling Hiking Camping Climbing Fishing Travel Waterproof Nylon Multi-purpose...
Step2 All-Star Sports Climber
Magic Finger Tape
1.5-inch White Poly Dac Gym Climbing Rope by Crown Sporting Goods
Z-Athletic Chalk Ball for Gymnastics, Climbing, and Weight Lifting
3 Pack Ayamaya 30kn / 3000kg Aluminum Locking Rock Climbing Carabiner D Shape Screwgate Carabiner...
Gym Chalk by Neba Sports | Crossfit Athletic Lifting Weightlifting Rock Climbing | 8x2oz (1lb)...
Myotek Chalk Bag and Ball Bundle for Rock Climbing, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, and Bouldering...
Naturehike Outdoor Sports Daypack Backpack Shoulder Belt Bag For Biking Cycling Traveling Camping...
Pair of Sport Climbers
50L High-capacity Hiking Backpack Trekking Bag Daypack for Climbing Camping Mountaineering...
Knee Pads , ADiPROD (1Pair) Thick Sponge Collision Avoidance Kneeling Kneepad Outdoor Climbing...
Half Finger Gloves, Fingerless Shock-absorbing No-Slip Cycling Gloves For Climbing Skating...
Lepfun S9000 Knee Pads, (1Pair) Thick Sponge Anti-collision Kneeling Kneepad Support for Outdoor,...
Cross Training Gloves with Wrist Support for Fitness, WOD, Weightlifting, Gym Workout & Powerlifting...
Mad Rock Concorde Quickdraw Set
Trango Sport Climbing Package
Boodun Biking Gloves, Cycling Gloves Mountain Bike Gloves Antiskid Half Finger Riding Bicycle...
Cycling Gloves for Kids Breathable Non-Slip Fingerless Fishing Biking Bicycle Bike Skating...
Black Diamond 9.9mm Dynamic Climbing Rope
Hiking Backpack 50L Waterproof Huwaijianfeng Backpack Outdoor Sport Daypack with a Rain Cover...
OUTAD Children Helmet Multi Sport Helmet Impact Resistance Safe Helmet Protective Head Guard...
Vbiger 25L Durable Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack Hiking Daypack Water Resistant Outdoor...
TapTape - Fission 0.3 Finger Tape, 3 Rolls, 15 Yards Each, 0.3 Inch Width
Black Men/Women Rock Climbing Gloves Outdoor Non-Slip Climbing Bicycle Gloves
Kinesiology Tape SPARTAN TAPE Perfect Support for Athletic Sports, Recovery and PhysioTherapy...
Elite Sportz Chalk Bag and 2 x Chalk Balls - Quick-Clip Belt with for Rock Climbing, Weight...
Psychi Sports Strapping Zinc Oxide Finger Tape For Crossfit Gym Bouldering Rock Climbing Boxing...
3dRose wb_180390_1 Eat Sleep Climb-Passionate Rock Climber Text-Climbing Sport Hobby Sports...
Torege Polarized Sports Sunglasses For Man Women Cycling Running Fishing Golf TR90 Unbreakable...
Geval Men's Windproof Quick Drying Outdoor Pants
Rock Climbing ATC Belay Rappel Device for Outdoor Sport Mountaineering Training Climbing Rappelling...
Mad Rock Mad Pad Crash Pad
Nestar 3 Pairs Women Hiking Socks Outdoor Trekking Sock for Walking Camping Climbing Athletic...
Zoeson 65L Mountaineering Backpack High-capacity Professional Waterproof Outdoor Sports Hiking...
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