Step 1: What You Need
water bottle (highly recommended)
rock climbing location (indoor gym recommend)
Wear gym clothes (Do NOT wear short shorts!) Spandex shorts are recommender to allow maximum flexibility.
Step 2: Step in Harness
Step 3: Tightening the Waist of the Harness
Step 4: Tightening the Leg Loops
Step 5: Shoes
Step 6: Making a Chalk Sock
Step 7: Fill Sock With Chalk
Step 8: Tie It Off
Step 9: Chalk Your Hands
Step 10: Insert the Sock Into Your Chalk Bag.
Step 11: Strap on the Chalk Bag
Step 12: Placement of Chalk Bag
Step 13: Choose a Type of Climbing
Bouldering: Bouldering is when you climb without any harness.
When using any belay method you either have a clip that clips onto the front loop of your harness or you have a rope that you tie between the two loops the rope is going through.
Auto Belaying: Auto Belay is a mechanism that lets you climb a wall with out anyone else, and will let you down slowly when you fall or reach the top.
Top Rope Climbing: Tope rope climbing is when their is an anchor at the top and a belay partner pulls the rope accordingly. When you fall or are ready to come down, you and your partner will communicate that and he or she will gently lower you.
Lead Climbing: This type of climbing is typicaly used for more advanced climbing. The climber will anchor themselves to clip on their way up, while your partner give you slack accordingly. When you are ready to come down or fall you communicate that to your partner and he or she will lower you.
Self-Belaying: Self -Belaying is dangerous and for more advanced climbers (some gyms do not allow this type of climbing). There will be an anchor like top rope climbing. In this type of climbing you belay yourself though a mechanism called a grigri. The grigri should have instruction of how to place the grigri to the rope. While climbing ,you pull the rope till so there is not much slack. To lower yourself you pull the level towards your self. Make sure your hand grips onto the lose rope.
Step 14: Leveling
When you go to indoor rock climbing gyms the walls are marked with a grade. Most grades start with the number 5 this means the wall is vertical, then following is a decimal. 5.1 to 5.6 is beginner, 5.7-5.9 is intermediate, and 5.10 and up is advanced. These routes are colored coded with either duck type or by colored rocks. At the bottom of each route should be a sign telling you the level and if the route is auto belay or not. If you do not stick to one color that is called rainbow climbing. Try to stick to one color so you can improve your climbing skills.
Step 15: Time to Climb
Alright you are ready to climb. Make sure you stretch. Important things to know when climbing keep your body close to the wall (do not stick out your butt), and climb with your legs and use your arms for balance (this will save more energy), because pulling your weight with mainly your arms will exhaust you quickly. As well, try not to bend your arms unless it becomes absolutely necessary.