Popular sports are talked about often and how many people really do enjoy them is taken for granted. Rock climbing has become one of the sports which is considered fashionable. If it continues to grow in this way, it could end up near the top of the list for popularity.
Rock Climbing in the UK
Statistics are indicating that there are around one million people who participate in indoor climbing throughout the UK. This is a mix of those who may try it occasionally, and then about 100000 who are climbing regularly. Some only climb indoors and others like to do both indoors as well as outside.
Rock Climbing USA
There are a lot of opportunities for rock climbing in the USA and figures for 2015/2016 indicate about 4.6 million people spent some of their time on different variations of rock climbing.
What Makes Climbing So Popular?
This is a sport which meets the needs of a lot of different types of people.
- For those who want to do something which keeps them active on the weekends, this will work for them.
- Participants can decide how much time they want to devote to the sport. If they’re going to be extremely active in it for a while, they can be. Then they can decide to cut it back a bit, without doing themselves any harm in regards to future participation. When they do go back to it, they may be a bit rusty, but they can soon get back into the groove of it. For a lot of other sports, this is not an option.
For those into rock climbing, they are quite happy that the sport is so popular.