What once began as mountaineering, rock climbing has added "sport" to the exploration of vertical surfaces. Both require experience, technical knowledge, and athleticism to maintain safety. ActiveForever is proud to announce that we have taken on a whole line of rock climbing gear.
Rock climbing is inherently dangerous, so to minimize potential injuries resulting from a fall, climbers are first trained in the physics of rock climbing and as importantly they use safety gear. All sports have basic protective gear like football helmets, shin guards and jock cups. Rock climbing is not any different and also has protective gear. The most basic protective equipment is a climbing rope. Once rock climbers would simply tie a rope around their chest knowing they would be severely injured if they fell but they had a slight advantage over emanate death. With advances in technology came the development of harnesses, carabineers, and hooks which are used for clipping into rappel anchors, connecting gear, and belay devices to catch a falling climber, hold or lower a climber and for rappelling.
If you are looking to become a mountaineer and explore the Alps or if you would like to scale the walls of the Grand Canyon as a rock climber, you will need the right equipment. It does not matter what type of climber you want to become, aid climber, free climber, boulderer, solo climber, deep-water soloer, lead climber, roped solo climber, mulit-pitch climber, sport climber, traditional climber, bottom rope climber, top rope climber, crack climber, face climber, slab climber, or a simul climber, you will need the proper gear if you would like to be safe while defying gravity.