At first glance, climbing might seem like an inappropriate sport for our little ones. Quite the opposite! Climbing does not have to be synonymous with danger, as long as the necessary precautions are taken.

Climbing is a very fun sport and an ideal activity for super active children, as it helps with the development of concentration, their gross motor skills and allows them to release a little bit of all that extra energy that they always have. You can do it as an afternoon plan, weekend or as an extracurricular activity.

What age is appropriate for a child to start climbing? The minimum age is 5 years. Climbing children There are two types of rock climbing depending on the experience of the climber: Climbing in mountains and with real rocks; and climbing on artificial walls with harness and ropes that are sometimes called ROUTES or with bars and BOULDER mats. These last two are ideal for children and beginners, much safer and easier to do.

Safety: Climbing is a very safe sport where the most important thing is, as in all children's activities, never lose sight of the little ones. Climbing-with-children With a good instructor who knows how to deal with children, the necessary equipment and a A large mat under the wall or a safety harness (which exists in every compound in the city), your children will be safe.

Equipment: When it comes to equipment, there is no need to worry, all climbing places for children offer the equipment rental service, which includes a harness and a helmet and shoes or climbing shoes as they are called (if the children are very small sometimes they do not have their sizes). However, if you want your child to climb frequently, you may be interested in buying him his own equipment. In sports stores they sell helmets, harness and cats especially for young children.



  • Harness

  • Helmet

  • Carabiners

  • Shared equipment

  • Climbing shoes

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