Rock climbing as a sport started in the United Kingdom in the 60’s. As the sport grew, climbers found it difficult to get a way from work and pursue climbing in the hills on a regular basis. Climbing enthusiasts found it difficult to go far away from the cities after work. Therefore, they improvised methods and attempted the steep corners of the buildings to simulate the rock climbing. Thus started the present day simulated rock climbing. These can be built right in the heart of cities or indoors and they provide easy and convenient access to climbers. In Nepal, this new sport of climbing is catching up very fast and there is also a rapid expansion going on in creating basic infrastructure facilities like construction of artificial climbing walls in various parts of the country.Rock climbing is not very different from mountaineering except that instead of snow there are rocks involved in this adventure sport. Rock climbing's most basic features include climbing a rock face, using only hands, feet and a safety rope.
If you are good at climbing, then you can definitely try out this sport. But, some rock traverses in certain areas extend over great lengths and merit championship status. Certain climbs can often prove gruelling and tough, but the magic of the surrounding mountains landscapes always keep the spirits high of a climber.