Without a doubt, climbing up a rock wall benefits your grip strength because without a strong grip, you probably won’t make it up the wall properly. Improving your grip strength with rock climbing will not only make you better at the sport itself, but it will also benefit you in other areas of training and life: you will be able to lift heavier weights at the gym, hold your bags for longer, or even become better at holding your dog back when it tugs on the leash.
So, what are you waiting for? Almost anyone can try bouldering, and we’ve got more than a dozen rock climbing facilities now so it shouldn’t be hard to find one near you. However, do ensure that you climb at a gym that has proper hygiene and safety SOPs in place.Of course, check with your doctor first if you have a heart condition or any other medical conditions that may pose as a health risk when climbing, especially if you’re afraid of heights. Bouldering is a great way to build strength, coordination and fitness.