What do kids love doing the most?
Climbing! Absolutely anything and everything!
That’s why climbing walls are so important for children. It’s a brilliant activity and form of exercise which uses every muscle in the body and also the brain!
Rock Climbing Benefits
- Increases Strength, Endurance and Flexibility
- Teaches Hand, Feet and Eye Coordination
- Builds Confidence and Self-Esteem
- Increases Problem Solving, Planning and Decision-Making Abilities
- Stress Relief
- Develop Communication and Listening Skills
Focus & attention
Climbing a wall requires focus and attention (as does belaying) which are essential skills. They also learn that belaying is of paramount importance and makes you responsible for someone else’s life! (They are of course fully supervised and supported whilst learning these vital skills). Needless to say, working together as a team creates a strong bond and introduces great teamwork from a young age.
Coordination & motor skills
Climbing allows children to improve their coordination and motor skills. The methods used in climbing can help a child’s cognitive development through enhancing problem solving, motor planning and memory.
Also, the feelings of fear, motivation and sense of achievement often experienced through climbing also have great benefits to children.
Flexibility & Strength
It can help to increase muscle mass and strength in many areas of your body which. Predominantly, in your forearms, back, arms and core
Rock climbing helps to increase range of motion, allowing individuals to develop flexibility and adaptability.
One of the great things about rock climbing is that anyone can excel at it. It doesn’t matter if you’re young, old, tall or short, rock climbing is a very inclusive sport.