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Rock Climbing Can Be Truly Helpful?

Conventionally, climbing was considered a great way to get outside and enjoy the nature. However, with the growth of indoor climbing centers, enthusiasts needn’t wait around for the right opportunity to come by to pursue some climbing. Even if you are a new rock climber, you already know how much it has helped you tone up and feel healthy.
Check out these exciting reasons to stay healthy and fit with rock climbing:

Building Strength
An obvious benefit associated with climbing is the increase in muscle tone and mass. If you are looking at building your strength by targeting the muscles in your legs, back, chest and arms; this activity is the best way you can achieve it. This activity is especially beneficial for people who do not have a whole lot of time. Climbing is a great way to pursue a comprehensive workout in one go.

Enhanced Cardiovascular Health
One of the most critical health benefits of this activity is that is has an excellent effect on the cardiovascular system. Your heart, arteries, veins and other components are responsible to deliver blood to the rest of the body and back are put under stress that is considered healthy for the system. However, if you notice low tolerance while you perform other cardiovascular activities such as biking, walking or swimming, it is recommended that you start slow.

Weight Loss
Another advantage of pursuing outdoor or indoor rock climbing is weight loss. If you pursue rock climbing at a moderate intensity for about one hour, you will be able to burn an average of 400 calories in one session. Combining this with a healthy diet plan can easily allow you to reach your goal of burning 500 calories a day.
Improved Flexibility
Finally, climbing rocks is a great way to make your body more flexible. Even if you are climbing in an indoor facility, you can make each session as easy or as complex as you want it to be. By challenging your body a little, you will be able to make your arms, legs and even hips loosen up over a period of time. If you are unable to go outdoors to climb, sign up with a climbing gym that help work your muscles out just as hard.

Earth Treks 15th annual Ice Nite is coming in early December. Come meet Earth Treks’ Ice Climbing Guides and “dry tool” the climbing walls with ice tools. Read more here>

Hook your way up climbing holds and take swings at synthetic ice as you make your ascent.  Learn more about Earth Treks’ popular Introduction to Ice Climbing Seminars in the famous Adirondacks of NY.

2013 Ice Nite Dates

  • Columbia: December 8, 6-8pm
  • Timonium: December 9, 7-9pm
  • Rockville: December 11, 7-9pm

Oh yeah and it’s all FREE!

To register for Ice Nite click HERE

FREE Members Only Clinics!- Check out the upcoming schedule for December!

FREE Members Only Clinics! Check out the upcoming schedule for December!

Member Clinics are FREE to Earth Treks’ annual members! Clinics marked with an asterisk ( * ) have a limited number of spaces available and pre-registration is recommended (required for some clinics). Call the gym to pre-register.

You can now view the Member Clinic schedule for each Climbing Center by going to the Member Clinics page!

Scout Appreciation Night October 2013


  • Rockville: October 19th
  • Columbia: October 5th
  • Timonium:  October 12th
  • Only $15

This is a special event for all types of Scout groups, friends, and family. No experience necessary. Check our Scout Page for other programs and details on this event. Due to the popularity of previous sessions, we require a RSVP.  Please visit the Scout Page for more info and to RSVP.

We look forward to climbing with you!

“Our troop attended this event last time and had an awesome time. Thanks for offering it again!”  – MH, Girl Scout Mom

Note: Earth Treks waiver form with parental signature required for all climbers under the age of 18.