Climbing is a sport which challenges you to climb to the top using nothing but your own strength. Special climbing walls have been developed for this sport, on which you can complete various ‘routes’. These routes are marked with coloured handles and vary in difficulty. It goes without saying that muscle strength and endurance are vital for this fast-growing sport, but coordination and balance are just as important.
During the beginners course you learn the basic climbing and belaying techniques and get to know the fundamental principles of indoor top rope climbing. This is a style of climbing in which the climber is securely attached to a rope from the top of the wall. At the end of this course, you should be able to climb independently. An important part of this beginners course is learning how to climb safely. It is therefore extremely important that you attend the first lesson, because this is when you will learn how to secure yourself and your climbing partner. Indoor climbing is a two-person sport; you work together to ensure your safety.
Besides taking a course it is also possible to train with the Delft Student Alpine Club (DSAC) and S.V.A.C. Yeti. Both associations often train at X and the TU Delft campus and regularly travel to climb in beautiful nature reserves. Go to the relevant website for more information about a training or to become a member.