BlogCan Artificial Climbing Walls Get You Ready For The Real Thing? [Video]

Posted on November 5, 2012 by
Climbing in the New River Gorge

Can rock climbing on those artificial walls really help you if you want to climb outdoors on a real route? “Absolutely,” says Elaina Arenz-Smith of New River Mountain Guides. Check out how Elaina, who shows off some sweet moves in the New River Gorge, successfully took her climbing skills from plastic to the cliff.

Ready to rock on? We’ll have all you need here at the Summit. Being physically fit will help you enjoy it best, so keep working to prepare for this adventure! And if you’re not yet registered, well, what are you waiting for? Sign up for all this fun at the 2013 National Jamboree┬áright away!

Have you climbed indoors or outdoors? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!