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Rock Climbing Basics
Mountain / Rock Climbing
"You have decided to try out the sport of rock climbing. Prepare for your first climbing adventure."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
You have arrived at the climbing gym. Many people are enjoying themselves on a wide variety of colourful climbs. You proceed to the counter. You've never climbed before. What is the first thing that you have to do?
Sign a release of responsibility
Undergo a belay test
Pass a fitness test
The cashier at the climbing gym asks you if you will be renting any equipment. As it is your first climbing experience, you don't own any. What is the one piece of equipment that is absolutely necessary?
Because you don't want to fall and hurt yourself when rock climbing indoors, you opt for the beginner lesson. Especially as it covers the equipment rental and your day of climbing. What is the absolute first thing that you are taught during the lesson?
Putting on the Harness
Tying into the rope
Using an ice pick
The rock climbing instructor teaches you a knot. This knot is named for its shape and is the only knot that you are allowed to use to tie into a climbing route. What is this super safe knot called?
Double Figure 8
The rock climbing instructor shows you an object called a gri gri. The gri gri comes equipped with a brake system. How does the brake engage on this device?
Slowly loading the rope
Quick loading of the rope
Pushing the handle down
Wrapping the rope around itself
Your friend is climbing their first indoor rock wall. You are down at the bottom with the instructor. What one thing do you never do with the rope running through the gri gri?
Tie a knot in it
Let go of it
Step on it
Wrap it around your hand
Now it's your turn to climb the rock wall. Before you head up the wall, your partner performs a safety check. What is not part of the safety check?
Harness on correctly
Belay device working correctly
Rope tied correctly
Chalk bag attached correctly
You're on your first rock climb, but it is tough. Your arms are getting exhausted. What are you doing wrong?
Pushing with your legs
Pulling with your arms
Not using enough chalk
Climbing too fast
You finally make it to the top of the rock climbing wall. Time to come down. What is not part of preparing to be let down?
Advise your belayer that you are ready
Let go of the wall
Slowly lower yourself to tighten the rope
Sit back in your harness
Congratulations, you've finished your first indoor rock climb. You untie the rope and prepare to tackle the next route. How should the rope be left?
Completely untied and dangling next to the wall
Hanging away from the wall with a single figure 8
Dangling with a double figure 8 in it
Hanging away from the wall with a double figure 8
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Compiled Jun 28 12