Winter in Wisconsin is a beautiful time of year. The snowy season provides us with endless winter sports and activities that make the colder months more enjoyable. But as winter arrives and the temperature drops, so can our motivation to exercise. Take your fitness goals to new heights this winter by rock climbing at Grand Geneva.
Outdoor activities often allow us to exercise for longer durations than when indoors, making it difficult to stick with our fitness programs and stay motivated throughout the winter. Indoor rock climbing is a fun activity that can fill the void of long outdoor exercises while supporting your fitness goals in several ways. Engage in a full-body workout that exercises your strength, mobility, flexibility, and balanced body control. Various aspects of rock climbing can be beneficial to your athletic performance, general wellness, and mental health.
A climb on our 35’ indoor rock wall will be fulfilling both physically and mentally. With twelve separate routes, ranging from beginner to advanced, it is perfect for any climber. Want more than a fun workout? Bring your next birthday party, date, or group activity to the rock wall! Your instructor will provide you with everything needed to have a Grand experience on our rock wall.
Tips for Beginners:
- Find some friends to climb with! Not only should you encourage your friends to climb with you, but you should find or make a new friend who already has climbing experience. The rock climbing gym is a friendly place, and climbers are always willing to help newbies get a grip on things. There are little conversations and discussions between climbs that help beginners learn how to improve and enjoy climbing more each time.
- Don’t get discouraged or limit yourself. Climbing can feel surprisingly tough at the beginning. There are several challenges that someone might face as a beginner. Some of these challenges might include some hesitancy or fear, not feeling physically strong enough, or not feeling confident in your skills. Move past all of these barriers that you create for yourself and go for it! Overcoming challenges that put you outside your comfort zone is one of the beauties of learning to rock climb.
- Stay calm and climb on. Part of rock climbing involves tension and discomfort. Your body can be put under tension when it is in unnatural positions, and if you climb up high, there is a natural discomfort with the height, even when you know you are safe. In these situations try to stay calm, focus on what is right in front of you, and try to place your attention on the movements and sensations of your body. Building up a pressure tolerance will help you learn to enjoy the challenges that rock climbing can and will bring you.
For more details and reservation information, please visit the Rock Climbing Section of the Activity Page