Have you ever tried rock climbing? It has many benefits.
For starters, rock climbing is a great way to build muscle and endurance. It can be quite the challenge to climb rocks– you have to use your hands, body and feet in ways they’re not normally used. Like climbing stairs or jogging, rock climbing is a great calorie burner– 700 or more per hour! Meanwhile, it’ll help you develop flexibility.
Besides physical benefits, rock climbing can be good for your mental state, too. For instance, it often involves problem-solving. You also have to have body awareness, making sure everything is in the “right place at the right time” to be successful. Your brain works hard to figure out where your hands and feet should go at all times while rock climbing. The sport requires laser focus.
One of the main reasons people choose to climbs rocks is that it’s a great stress reducer. There’s a sense of euphoria that comes from making it up to the top of walls of rocks– so much so that this euphoric feeling can even help block the feeling of pain. Want to feel good? Go climbing! There’s a great sense of accomplishment when you make it to the top of a pile of rocks, and there’s usually quite a good view to be had, too, at that vantage point– bring a camera.
Are you the kind of person who likes the idea of rock climbing? When you stay at Big Rock Resort in June Lake between May and October, or so, you can drive about 30 minutes up Tioga Road to get to Yosemite National Park. That’s where you can experience a world-class rock climbing area at Tuolumne Meadows, a high country climbing area of Yosemite. There are many granite domes in this area offering knob and slab climbing opportunities. Non-dome formations there, such as Cathedral Peak and Matthes Crest, are also popular.
You can also go about 18 miles east of June Lake to the Clark Canyon rock climbing area, another place for rock climbing in the area, though a little harder to find/get to. With beautiful mountain views, it’s a fun place for moderate sport climbing on good quality volcanic tuff.
To make your reservations at Big Rock Resort in June Lake, CA, please call 760-648-7717.