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    There is a centre near me that offer an induction to allow you to use the wall, or a 5 week course... I don't know what the difference is yet.

    But what's it like? Do you always have to turn up with someone else so you can take it in turns? Do you get to meet new people?
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    There's two types of indoor rock climbing:

    Bottom-roped climbing: Requires two people; walls can be very high; harness and rope needed; requires knowledge in tying some knots and belaying.

    Bouldering: You don't need a partner; walls are short; no ropes or harness required.

    If you don't know any friends that do rock climbing to teach you, then you should take the course to learn the stuff and meet new people. Also join any rock climbing clubs so you have people to go climbing.

    Rock-climbing is an awesome sport and you can get quite a thrill from it. If your climbing centre has a bouldering wall, then it's also possible to meet people there to do some rope climbing.
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    Did it the other day for the first time. Prepare your forearms and shoulders for pain.

    You will meet a lot of new people.
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    (Original post by Pink Boy)
    There's two types of indoor rock climbing:

    Bottom-roped climbing: Requires two people; walls can be very high; harness and rope needed; requires knowledge in tying some knots and belaying.

    Bouldering: You don't need a partner; walls are short; no ropes or harness required.

    If you don't know any friends that do rock climbing to teach you, then you should take the course to learn the stuff and meet new people. Also join any rock climbing clubs so you have people to go climbing.

    Rock-climbing is an awesome sport and you can get quite a thrill from it. If your climbing centre has a bouldering wall, then it's also possible to meet people there to do some rope climbing.
    I'd start with bottom-roped climbing I think. They place near me has a 6 week course for it or a few hour induction.

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    Did it the other day for the first time. Prepare your forearms and shoulders for pain.

    You will meet a lot of new people.
    That's what I wanted to hear! I'd like to do it for the exercise but also to get new friends. I wasn't sure how 'social' it would be though.
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    I'd love to. There's a place in Brighton but I've never had anyone to go with.
 
 
 
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