Climbing: a complete sport!

Today, it is complicated for parents to choose the right physical activity for their children.  While some sports are considered essential for everyone (swimming, for example, from a safety point of view), climbing is today an alternative that is becoming increasingly popular. In this article, we have tried to summarise the benefits of climbing.  

Un sport cérébral

Un des plus grands avantages de notre sport est qu’il est à la fois un excellent moyen de se défouler mais aussi un exercice mental efficace. En effet, imaginer chaque mouvement, choisir quelles prises prendre, ou simplement les manipulations techniques de cordes, permettent de s’évader complètement. Le besoin de concentration est tel que l’escalade permet de se déconnecter du quotidien.  

Odoo • Texte et Image
                      Odoo • Image et Texte
                      On a cognitive level, here is a list offering a range of benefits:

                       → focus

                      → concentration

                      → memory

                      → problem solving

                      → spatio-temporal steering

                      → decision-making

                      → planning

                      Une activité physique accessible et complète 

                      Outre le côté ludique de la discipline, l'escalade est un sport bénéfique pour la santé.

                      Elle permet de travailler non seulement la force, mais aussi l’endurance et la souplesse. Pour les enfants à partir de 5 ans, l’escalade permet de développer une gestion du corps dans l’espace, en ajoutant la dimension verticale. Pas étonnant que l’escalade soit souvent associée à la psychomotricité.

                      Odoo • Image et Texte
                      On a physical level, here is a list offering a range of benefits:

                      → muscular tone

                      → flexibility

                      → endurance

                      → body awareness and body schema

                      → coordination

                      →  balance

                      → accuracy

                      → fluidity of the movements

                      → management of motor hyperactivity

                      → motor praxies

                      → lateralisation

                      Une école sociale et communicationnelle

                      In the end, one of the greatest advantages of our sport is its social dimension. Climbing can be considered as an individual sport, in which surpassing oneself is central, yet this social dimension is omnipresent. Confidence in others, intrinsic motivation, respect for rules and responsibility allow children to practice a sport where competition is present only towards themselves and not towards others.

                      Odoo • Texte et Image
                      Odoo • Image et Texte
                      On a social level, here is a list of all the benefits of climbing:

                      → verbal and non-verbal communication

                      → the intrinsic motivation

                      → self-confidence

                      → trust in each other

                      → self-esteem

                      → the respect of rules

                      → the control of emotions and impulsivity

                      L'escalade, un sport plus accessible qu'il n'y parait

                      Wrongly, climbing is often linked to the idea of an extreme sport, to climbers without ropes and that gives shivers down your spine. Nevertheless, the practice of indoor sports is nowadays safer than many other sports. Similarly, an often cited obstacle to climbing is the fear of heights and vertigo. A gentle and progressive approach, starting with boulders (small, low-height walls) allows you to overcome your fears and gain self-confidence.

                      Odoo • une photo avec une légende

                      All these reasons make our instructors more than happy to introduce you to this sport via our climbing school.