Outdoor Rock Climbing

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Learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing, including how to pick the best rock climbing gear, climbing shoes, safety equipment and more, in this free online video series.

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Man has been climbing trees, hills and mountains for centuries; however, as a sport, rock climbing began at the end of the nineteenth century in Germany and England. Since then, it has grown into a world famous sport that hundreds of thousands participate in. There are several different types of climbing, each having its own grade of difficulty and danger; and it is considered one of the more extreme sports because of the high risk involved, no matter what type of climbing you do. But when the proper rock climbing techniques are employed and safety procedures are followed, it can be a very enjoyable and safe sport.

In these free rock climbing instructional videos, you'll learn all about the gear you'll need to get started climbing. Expert climber Justus Zimmerman shows you various styles of rock climbing shoes, harnesses, latches and other climbing gear you'll need when scaling the rock face. He also shares belaying, repelling and lowering techiques, how to use anchors, as well as several knots that will help you in your outdoor adventure. Watch these free videos and have a safe and enjoyable climb!

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