Students learn about the physical fitness involved in rock climbing, with an emphasis on anatomy, nutrition, and exercise.
– Review relevant vocabulary and key terms: endurance, conditioning, flexibility, incline
– Call ahead and inquire about information that can be shared with the class about the rock wall or mountain they’ll be climbing.
Questions to ask staff: What muscles are being used during different parts of the climb? What organs are being used?
Describe the mountain or wall. What do the crags and cliffs look like?
Observe your body as you climb. Pay close attention to your limbs and muscles.
Opinion: Climbers need many physical skills such as strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, etc. Which one of these do you think is the most important to a rock climber? Why
Compare rock climbing on a mountain to rock climbing on a wall.
Challenge: Based on the skills that a climber needs, determine the best foods for climbers to eat before a climb.