The uniqueness of climbing


Thursday, 27 October

Climbing is in comparison to other physical sports totally unique on the following parameters. Gender: Some female almost at male top level Age span: Some 9 - 50 year old, almost at senior top level Specialization: Some equally good at 1 move boulders - 40m onsight - 500m Multi Pitches Training: Most just climb without a programme Comeback: 20 sessions after 1 year break makes you often equally good Any further examples or thoughts? Climbing is still a very young sport and the uniqueness will probably be more amazing in the future with 10 year old as well as 60 year old doing 9a. The life style profile of climbing will grow making us even more unique compared to other sports where you retire at 35 having been most inspired of just the competitions and performances, in opposite to rock climbing.

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