Rock Climbing Experience in Cusco
I spent three months doing some volunteer work in Cusco, and during my days off wondering what to do, I did some biking, hiking, and some other activities around Cusco. After a few weeks searching at the internet I found Vidal Expeditions a local travel company who do many outdoor activities such as trekking and climbing.
Go for Climbing
I contacted them to see if they have any outdoor activities, which I didn’t do the time I was in Cusco. Vidal, the owner, was the person who provided me some details about the Rock Climbing in Cusco, I had a lot of questions for him about the activity because I had no idea it was available in this area. However, I had no experience with climbing and even less with this kind of extreme sport, so I tried to explain that this would be my first time. Vidal, the owner, offered me the chance to take a rock climbing lesson with one of their instructors, which I thought would be the best way to start. After numerous questions, I ultimately decided to go with them for the rock climbing.
Learn more about Rock Climbing
They came to pick me up at my Airbnb place, where I was staying, and we drove for 30 minutes outside of the city. The instructor was Urbano (AKA) Chino, who was between 30 and 32 years old; he introduced himself very well and was happy to go for climbing. Once we arrived at the rock climbing spot, before starting the activity, he started to explain to me about the history of the rock climbing and why nowadays this activity is becoming popular in Cusco. After changing our opinions, we started with this activity.
The rock climbing lesson comes first.
Urbano told me the introduction about the rock climbing
YOUR INTRODUCTORY LESSON
I recommend the people take their first lesson with them, their two-hour introductory lesson. You’ll learn the basics of outdoor climbing. Chino says, “We expect people to come to us with no experience under their belts, so don’t worry if you haven’t done this before! Our qualified instructors will talk you through your climb step by step”. They’re prepared to help you push through any fears you might have and take you to new heights.
You also have the option of a private lesson. If you’d feel more comfortable with one-on-one instruction, reach out to us to schedule something!
What to expect from your rock-climbing lesson?
If you’re starting rock climbing lessons for the first time, congratulations! You’re setting out on an exciting and rewarding new journey, and you’re sure to have fun as you conquer new heights. Before long, you’ll be approaching new climbs with excitement and confidence.
But on your first day, it’s normal to be nervous. Rock climbing is a sport like no other, and it can be daunting for beginners. But don’t let that stop you from signing up for a class! Here, we’ll lay out what you can First things first: Know that you’re not going to get harnessed up and start climbing the wall right away.
We want you to experience success when you actually start climbing, and to make that happen, we’re first going to give you some techniques you can practice on the ground.
About the climbing spot in Cusco
At Vidal Expeditions On this spot, you’ll learn about balance, carefully distributing and shifting your weight, and making moves deliberately. This knowledge will help you when you’re up against the wall.
Of course, you’ll also be learning about all the equipment we use in the rock climbing activity. Familiarizing yourself with the equipment of the sport is an important part of safe climbing, and safety is the most important thing we expect when you first begin rock climbing lessons..
As a beginner, it’s hard to know how far you should go to improve your technique, strength, and overall endurance without harming your body. You may only have enough places or climbing gyms where you could go to practice a little for a day or two a week, and you’re wondering if that’s enough to improve. When I started climbing, I thought the same. I didn’t know where to go for climbing, when and how, or even how much climbing was too much for me as a beginner. Some muscles become so sore the next day after climbing that you don’t use them on a day-to-day basis, and you don’t want to injure them by overextending their capabilities because they aren’t ready to be pushed. This is understandable, and you’ve done the right thing by coming to this article for more information.
What is outdoor rock climbing?
Outdoor rock climbing is how the sport originated and has the added benefit over indoor climbing of enabling you to do it from stunning perspectives. You can go much higher than indoors, which often allows you to do ‘multi-pitch” climbs. Multi-pitch climbs are those where you have stops between ascents with belays at each stop. Each stop near a belay is called a pitch.
Outdoor rock climbing is a great way to see stunning locations, and what better way than to explore some of the best places while you visit Cusco.
How to get started with Rock climbing?
There’s a multitude of different styles of Rock climbing to choose from. With indoor, outdoor, bouldering, and top-roping, it’s sometimes hard to know which one to try when starting out as they all have different perks—obviously, the best thing to do is try them all at some point!
For example, the advantage of indoor climbing is its year-round accessibility. You can still go climbing no matter what the temperamental Cusco weather decides to do, which is a great way to get into the sport before practicing skills outdoors.
Written by: Anna Ye Los Angeles, USA