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Recommended age: 10 years and above, climbs are not suitable for young children.
Here at Climb Oz, we strive to teach climbers the Art of Climbing. We have a friendly community that is more then glad to help you climb better, so bring yourself down to our friendly gym in Western Sydney!
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Top rope climbing is a style of climbing in which a rope runs from a belayer at the foot of a route through an anchor system at the top of the route and back down to the climber. This rope is attached to the climber by means of a harness.
Lead sport climbing is a technique of ascending a route where a rope joins the climber and the belayer. The climber places gear such as quickdraws into the face of the route and clips their rope through. This is a technique also used to climb outdoor routes such as in the Blue Mountains.
Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harness. Most climbers use climbing shoes to help secure footholds, as well as chalk to keep their hands dry. However, whilst climbing shoes and chalk are unessential, bouldering mats are a necessary piece of equipment to prevent injuries from falls.
Unlike free solo climbing, which is also performed without ropes, bouldering problems (the path that a climber takes in order to complete the climb) are usually less than 6 meters (20 ft.) tall. Artificial climbing walls allow boulderers to train indoors in areas without natural boulders. Bouldering competitions, which employ a variety of formats, take place in both indoor and outdoor settings.