Friday, May 15, 2015

Have The Adventure You Need With Smith Rock Climbing Guides

By Tammie Caldwell

The beautiful state of Arizona is home to some of the best, most well-known rocks for climbers to indulge their somewhat dangerous hobby upon. So well known are some of the sites that they have been used in Hollywood action and adventure movie scenes since the early days of film. What few people know is that there is a school in that state, complete with the renowned Smith Rock climbing guides.

The American Mountain Guides Association has granted this school an official accreditation, and students are in love with their program. Nothing challenges a person quite like defying the natural laws of gravity, along with their own animal instinct which tells them to stay on the ground. The boost of confidence one receives when they challenge themselves up against a wall of rock can help treat most forms of depression, social anxiety, and drug addiction.

The standard SRCS guide has many years of experience as climbers, having gone from Nepal to the Andes Mountains and thrown themselves against their cliffs. The experience they bring to the people wishing to perfect these skills helps to enhance the lives of the students, who may go on one day to save lives during a climb. It is a special sort of person, one willing to expand their own limitations by engaging in this particular hobby.

The average guide comes from a family who liked to climb, and many of them have been on the rocks and the ski slopes from a very early age. Anyone who has gone to the gyms that specialize in climbs and repelling has probably seen small children. Young people lack the instinctive fear of heights, and there is nothing like seeing a three or four-year-old climb like a little spider monkey, in any direction as effortlessly as an adult walks up a flight of stairs.

While parents generally do not bring very small children on a serious climb, once the age of adolescence has arrived, many young people become students. Those who have been engaged in the hobby with their parents for years are already well on their way to becoming successful instructors, paid to indulge the hobby that they love while also providing guidance to adults with less experience.

For anyone with weight issues, fifteen minutes engaged in a serious climb will provide them with the same workout they might get in an hour-long fitness tape. The soreness and tightness of muscles is a pleasant sensation for the human body. Engaging in this hobby one or two times a week will provide a person with all they need to meet their physical fitness goals.

These classes will help condition both the body and the mind for the challenges that await one on a serious, sheer-wall climb. It is the job of the guide to help people learn how to gauge their climb, and make use of even the smallest stone outcropping available. They get a chance to learn their own personal limitations while also increasing their strength and stamina.

Many people view these hobbies as being too dangerous to indulge themselves and their families in. The fact is, life is dangerous, and every time a family walks out there door, life provides no guarantees that everyone, or anyone, will return safely. However, when a person is willing to challenge their own threshold of fear and panic, they come out knowing that they have the ability to face whatever is to come.

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