climbing: dizzy heights
Coordination and balance, and problems
Skills and confidence in problem solving.
Rock climbing indoors or outdoors can be a satisfying hobby or a serious competitive sport.
Indoor rock climbing is entertaining and competitive (
Rock climbing, rock climbing and climbing outdoors.
Children aged two or three can start climbing indoors using an automatic tether system (
This means that their weight is kept constantly without having to have someone hold the other end of the rope and they are gently put down if they slip or loose).
Many teenagers and adults hone their skills on the interior walls and then climb outdoors.
Sports climbing (indoors)
National sports minister David Sanders
The New Zealand rock climbing association says the international sport uses all the skills and movements of outdoor rock climbing, but in a controlled environment --
Usually interior walls.
In the competition, the route taken by the climbers was designed to test their skills and techniques.
Sanders said the sport attracted many young climbers in their teens, most of whom were between the ages of 12 and 18.
There is a \"fear factor\" that needs to be overcome for those who are just starting out, Sanders says, \"but once you know you are safe and able to overcome --
You\'re tied all the time, you won\'t fall down and hit the ground --
You can start doing real dynamic actions.
You can become very confident, in situations where you think it is very scary, but now it becomes very comfortable.
Sanders says this boost in confidence is a real advantage for young climbers.
\"It\'s not entirely about brute force, pulling yourself up with your arm --
Most of the strength comes from the leg muscles.
There are many girls who like the sport.
\"It is also relatively cheap to participate in this sport compared to other sports and requires only a small amount of equipment.
For those who have been bitten by a climbing bug, the Oakland sport Rock Climbing Club organized development teams for young climbers, located at the Edge of Panmure and the Auckland Council indoor climbing wall at the Birkenhead swimming pool and leisure center.
Chris Gartland of the Oakland sport Rock Climbing Club said that while sport Rock climbing is to some extent an adrenaline sport, it falls into the same category as surfing, BMW and skateboarding, \"People do this because they make a splash when they do it, but also because they can do it with friends as a social activity.
There is a close social connection between climbers, linking them together.
\"Outdoor rock climbing many climbers experience the sport indoors and then want to play their skills outdoors.
\"As we grow older, we see young people becoming more interested in outdoor rock climbing and spending less time at the gym,\" Gatland said . \".
New Zealand Alpine Club focuses on outdoor rock climbing, mountain climbing and back sports.
There are as many as 500 members in Auckland alone.
NZAC general manager Sam Newton says indoor rock climbing is a good foundation before the outdoor starts because of the convenient weather
Proof and relatively cheap for urban families, \"In addition, improvements are very fast.
In a week or two, a child or a teenager will make very rapid progress.
NZAC holds youth camps once a year (
Next year\'s event is in Takaka, Golden Bay, January)
Counseling and social activities are also available.
At the venue of the Auckland Grammar School, the Oakland Division offers rock climbing classes for adults for beginners and those who have previously climbed and want to improve their skills.
The club meets on the second Monday of each month at Mount Eden to organize events and outings for adult climbers and families.
The main indoor rock climbing area in Auckland is the Extreme Edge, which is centrally located in Panmure and Glen Eden (
There are also branches in Hamilton).
Free for kids
Climbing, serious can be added to the rock show and run in positions on three extreme edges.
Paul Ware, shift manager at Extreme Edge Panmure, said children aged six or over can successfully complete a top-level task
Rope climbing in grade 10 (\"very easy\")
Or higher can join the beginners group.
\"Once they have mastered the basic climbing techniques and safety procedures, they can learn to climb, and once they have obtained the basic climbing ability, they can go to the Super hopper class, ware said.
Classes are available every semester, and attractions will fill up soon.
Children like adventure and sports activities.
\"Mountain climbing is a great outlet for the adventurous spirit and a tool for children to understand their physical and mental abilities,\" Ware said . \".
\"After getting used to adventure and flesh, the ability to accurately measure progress and development through difficulties --
Our scoring system keeps people challenged and focused throughout their childhood and adulthood.
\"Indoor • indoor climbing wall in the Birkenhead swimming pool and recreation center on the north shore, large extreme gym in Panmure and Glen Eden (
Hamilton also has an extreme edge Center).
Clip\'n climb on Dominion Rd also has a range of automatic tether climbing walls.
• In Rotorua, you can climb on the walls of Hinemoa St, or you can climb in Tauranga, the rocky house of Maunganui Mountain.
The main venue for outdoor rock climbing in Auckland is the Eden Mountain quarry.
Visit is managed by the Auckland section of New Zealand Alpine Club (
See Oakland climbers. org. nz/quarry).
• In Waikato, the most popular mountaineering field is in Wharepapa South and East otoro hang (
CastleRock and Froggatt Edge)
Waitomo has a chance to hold a stone.
• Whanganui Bay on the shore of Lake Taupo is another popular attraction.
Mangaokewa, located south of Te Kuiti, also offers a good climb on the limestone outcrops.
• Oakland sports Rock Climbing Clubco. nz.
Open day: Sunday, December 13, Extreme Edge Panmure;
Squad trial on Sunday, December 6.
Climb New Zealand (
National Association of rock climbing: climbing. org.
• Edge of New Zealand: Panmure Center (
40c Morin road, climbing wall, automatic tether area and adventure children\'s playground), Glen Eden (
Moon Waikaukau Rd, climbing wall, ClimbZone)and Hamilton (
90 Greenwood Street, Frankfurt, climbing wall and climbing area). extremeedge. co.
• New Zealand Clip \'n Climb, 610 Dominion Road, Mulle, clipnclimb-auckland. co.
New Zealand-Birkenhead swimming pool and leisure center, 46 Mahara Ave, Birkenhead.
Indoor climbing wall and sport rock climbing classes 11-1117-year-olds.
Auckland Alpine Club, New Zealand: Oakland climbers. org.
New Zealand Alpine Club: outdoor rock climbing, mountain climbing, back rock Sports
Country Adventures. alpineclub. org.