The Climbing Wall is one of our favorite activities at camp. From easy to difficult, there are plenty of opportunities for all ages to take their try at the climbing wall!
We have a total of two different climbing walls on our camp grounds! The climbing wall is one of the many high ropes and climbing activites we have. This is a great opportunity for your camper to test their skills at something new and challenging.
This activity is great for your camper to try something difficult and new in a encoraging enviroment. It is also a safe space for your camper to reach new goals by challenging themselves to do something they might be scared of. We believe it is important to challenge yourself especially in a safe and fun environment like Camp Sonshine.
Fun Climbing Facts:
- The world record in climbing speed was set by Czech climber Libor Hroza, ascending a 15-meter (49-foot) speed course in 5.73 seconds, during a competition in Arco, Italy.
- Rock climbing began as a recognized sport in the 1880s in England, after the solo first ascent of the Napes Needle by Walter Parry Haskett Smith.
- Rock climbing can burn anywhere from 500 to 900 calories per hour, provided climbers keep rest to a minimum between routes.
- The longest rock climb, also considered the hardest, a smooth, sheer granite slab more than a half-mile high called the Dawn Wall, was made by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson.