Climbing- a sport for all ages
Climbing- a sport for all ages.
Many people seem to have the wrong idea about many aspects of this sport. First of all, we may think it is a sport for potentially very fit people and not for the elderly (some even think it is only for youngsters!) If you are one of them, you are completely mistaken. M.G.D,founder of the climbing shop Foracorda, states that it is a sport for all ages from 18 to even 100 and that as in any sport you don't have to be the fittest person to carry it out. "Not all cyclers have to be Miguel Indurain," he compares.
In climbing, there are different stages and each person practices it in the places one finds are at his level and where one feels comfortable. This is the good thing about it, that there are millions of locations. It is not a sport that requires a huge investment as for beginners the best way is to practice at a climbing wall (rocódromo) and in the case of wanting to acquire a basic starting kit the inversion will be of more or less 300€ and it will last many years.
Majorca is one of the best places in Spain to carry it out, as the landscape and weather bind to create the best conditions. There are many coastline areas specialized for climbing and many professionals and lovers of the sport willing to guide and teach those that are beginning. M.G.D organizes courses for those who wish to initiate in this discipline and on his web page you can find many blogs and posts where climbers from all around the island write about their experiences.