The Advantages Of A Portable Rock Climbing Wall

by : Kris Koonar

In this real world and in real time, it is just not possible to sidetrack rock climbing, every time you have the urge. Rock climbing is not only fun, but also a good way to keep fit. But, the time taken in packing all your stuff and reaching your favorite mountain could take sometime. The preparation time could far exceed the actual time you spend climbing. The simple answer now to satisfy your climbing urges is to get a portable rock climbing wall.

There are various types of portable rock climbing walls available in today's market. You can search for them in various magazines or even on the Internet. You can get outdoor walls, which can be fixed in your backyard or you could get indoor walls, which come in different heights starting from 12 feet upwards. If you are permanently fixing the outdoor wall, then you might require a concrete base to attach it. But in a fully portable walls, even that may not be required. The portable walls can be installed in minutes and if you have some experience in climbing, then you can start climbing immediately.

You can also get these portable walls on rent. If you do not want permanent portable walls, you could still hire them on weekends or during a child's party or any other fun function. The advantage in renting one is that many a times, along with the rentals, they also provide a staff who teaches you or your guests, the basics of rock climbing. The advantage of any rock climbing at home is that you do not have to worry about the weather such as blizzards or lightning storms, when you are up on the wall. You also save the time and fuel spent on traveling.

The portable rock climbing wall can also keep you fit, if you use it on a regular basis. You and your family can set different levels of difficulty, which can slowly be increased as you gain confidence and experience. You will definitely become more popular in your neighborhood, once you get one in your backyard. Your neighbors and their children can also be invited over to enjoy the fun of climbing. Another advantage is that, in case of any injury while climbing, medical help can be given immediately, unlike on a real mountain climbing where you could be stuck for days waiting for help and that could even become life threatening. If you are an expert in rock climbing, you could even make this hobby into a part-time or full-time career by teaching the neighborhood children and families for a fee. You could even rent out your portable wall to your neighbors for their parties or when they require.

Now, with the advent of newer safety equipments, like the 'auto-belay' you will not even require another person to hold the safety rope in case you fall. This 'auto-belay' will take care of the slack, in case you lose your grip on the wall. This means that you do not have to wait for anyone and can pursue rock climbing on your own.

So, the portable rock climbing wall offers many advantages such as an increased level of fun and fitness, increased safety, increased popularity and you also get to spend more time with your friends and family. So, get one today and just start climbing and have fun.