Author: Harshita Mehra


Free Climbing The most common type of climbing is free climbing, which involves climbing with your hands and feet to find handholds and footholds in order to move upward on the rock. It is distinct from free soloing as you wear a rope tied to a harness around your waist and have a belay partner hold the end of the rope. In the event that you fall, the rope (under the control of the belayer) will catch you. Sport climbing and traditional, or “trad,” climbing are the two types of free climbing. To protect themselves from falls, trad climbers insert…

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