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.

Ravenox Natural Twisted Cotton Rope | Made in the USA | Strong Triple-Strand Rope for Sports, Décor, Pet Toys, Crafts, Macramé & Indoor Outdoor Use| By the Foot & Diameter (Multiple Colors)
$7.88
Achiou Touchscreen Winter Gloves for Winter Warm iPhone iPad Bicycling Cycling Driving Anti-Slip Gloves Running Climbing Skiing Outdoor Sports for Men Women
$9.99
Timberland Men's White Ledge Mid Waterproof Ankle Boot
$69.89
PRANA Women's Regular Inseam Halle Pant
Options: $47.90 - $85.00
Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo Pant
Options: $13.56 - $175.35
CamelBak eddy Kids 12oz Water Bottle
$7.00
Ascher USB Rechargeable Bike Light Set,Super Bright Front Headlight and Free Rear LED Bicycle Light,650mah Lithium Battery,4 Light Mode Options, Water Resistant IPX4(2 USB cables and 4 Strap Included)
$29.99
Venture Pal Lightweight Packable Durable Travel Hiking Backpack Daypack
Options: $14.00 - $68.99
Arctix Women's Insulated Snow Pant
Options: $14.96 - $59.99
Arctix Women's Insulated Snow Pant
Options: $14.96 - $59.99
prAna Stretch Zion Pant
Options: $39.99 - $85.00
KAVU Rope Bag
$24.00
Wantdo Men's Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket Windproof Rain Jacket
Options: $78.89 - $79.89
4ucycling Windproof Athletic Pants for Outdoor and Multi Sports
Options: $29.99 - $69.99
Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Convertible Pant
Options: $17.06 - $185.05
Prana Men's Brion Pant
$37.47
Garmin 010-01199 High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver
Options: $204.99 - $866.27
Mens Womens Water Shoes Quick Dry Barefoot for Swim Diving Surf Aqua Sports Pool Beach Walking Yoga
Options: $21.99 - $59.99
Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System
Options: $14.99 - $216.20
Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Convertible Pant
$9.35
Fjallraven - Kanken Classic Backpack for Everyday
$44.97
Yobenki Cycling Gloves, Touch Screen Gloves Waterproof Warm Gloves for Cycling, Running, Climbing and Winter Outdoor Sports Men & Women
Options: $14.99 - $22.99
The North Face Men's Resolve 2 Jacket
$89.95
Teton Sports Oasis 1100 2 Liter Hydration Backpack; Day Pack Perfect for Hiking, Running, Cycling, Biking, Climbing, Hunting, and Outdoor Activities; 2 L Water Bladder Included; Sewn-in Rain Cover
$27.99
Teton Sports Oasis 1100 2 Liter Hydration Backpack; Day Pack Perfect for Hiking, Running, Cycling, Biking, Climbing, Hunting, and Outdoor Activities; 2 L Water Bladder Included; Sewn-in Rain Cover
$27.99
White Athletic Sports Tape VERY Strong EASY Tear NO Sticky Residue BEST TAPE for Athlete & Medical Trainers. PERFECT on bat, Lacrosse / Hockey stick, Lifters, Climbers & Boxing (White, 3-Pack)
$15.99
CakCity Men's Digital Sports Watch LED Screen Large Face Military Watches and Waterproof Casual Luminous Stopwatch Alarm Simple Army Watch - Black
$29.99
Black Diamond Momentum Harness
$45.48
Nonwe Women's Outdoor Quick Drying Hiking Cargo Pants
Options: $24.99 - $60.00
Nonwe Women's Outdoor Quick Drying Hiking Cargo Pants
Options: $24.99 - $60.00
Armadillo Skin Finger Tape, Strong Cotton Athletic Tape for Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Judo, Rock Climbing and MMA 0.3 in x 15 yds, 6 Rolls per Pack
$12.99
Compression Socks (3/6/7 Pairs) for Women and Men Sport Plantar Fasciitis Arch Support Low Cut Running Gym Compression Foot
Options: $11.99 - $17.99
MAGCOMSEN Men's Hooded Softshell Outdoor Windproof Waterproof Mountain Lightweight Jacket
Options: $36.99 - $38.99
Anqier Running Gloves,Lightweight Touchscreen Cycling Windproof Gloves Women Men Climbing Driving Sports Compression Liner Gloves for Winter Early Spring Or Fall
$15.99
MARCHWAY Floating Waterproof Dry Bag 5L/10L/20L/30L/40L, Roll Top Sack Keeps Gear Dry for Kayaking, Rafting, Boating, Swimming, Camping, Hiking, Beach, Fishing
$13.99
LE Rechargeable LED Camping Lantern, 600lm, Detachable Flashlight, Portable Tent Light with USB Cable and Car Charger for Camping Hiking Outdoor Emergency and More
$23.99
Safe-One Solar , Hand-Crank , Power Bank LED Flashlight with Radio iPhone , Smart phone Charger
$30.99
ECEEN Solar Powered Backpack Pack Sun Charged Hiking Backpack with 10 Watts Solar Charger Panel & 10k mAh Battery Pack for Cell Phones, Tablets, Digital Cameras Etc. 5v Device Charge
Options: $119.99 - $239.99
Solio Classic2 Battery Pack and Solar Charger (Silver)
$99.88
PulseTech SP-24-6 - 24V Battery Solar Charger Maintainer 6.3-Watt
$325.00
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