Indoor climbing is an incredible way for kids to really stay active, as well as develop important skills such as balance, coordination, and strength. (They just don’t realize how much it’s a benefit to them when they are having fun challenging themselves!)
Santa Fe Climbing Center is Northern New Mexico’s ONLY indoor climbing center, so it’s certainly the place to be!
Indoor rock climbing is so good for kids. It teaches them balance, coordination, and really lets them set their own goals…and achive them! The different colored holds in the climbing wall each represent a different difficulty of climb, so they can really start from the most easy, then work their way up to eventually achieving the hardest. What a great way to measure their improvements!
The Santa Fe Climbing Center has a bouldering room, which is perfect for those smaller kids because there are no ropes needs. Don’t be scared, parents – that’s because the holds are so close to the very cushy mat below! It’s very safe. There is also a top rope / lead climbing room with a great selection of routes for all levels – from beginner to experienced.
Don’t think you can do it? Don’t be silly! First of all, it’s for ages 5 and up, so the whole family can get involved – and climb on the same walls! If you can climb a ladder, you will be fine!
You can also take an intro to climbing course and learn the ropes and techniques, to really improve
Once you realize indoor climbing is for you, you can join the climbing classes, or perhaps join the youth camps and climbing teams! There are also outdoor adventures throughout the state!
So get those limbs warmed up – and get climbing!