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By Colleen Messina
1 Some sports keep you firmly on the ground. Others take you high up into the air or onto mountaintops. Only one sport does both. Rock climbing is a unique way to hang around. It keeps you grounded and on top of the world at the same time.
2 Rock climbing is the art and sport of climbing up rock formations. You must be strong, but you also must have a good sense of balance, and you must know your body well. You must have a lot of determination to get yourself out of tight spots. One unusual aspect of this exhilarating and rugged sport is that you can climb with friends, but you also have the chance to do things on your own. It can be a great learning experience. Many climbers find that the challenge of rock climbing helps them deal with other things in their life, too. One famous climber once said, "Climbing may be hard, but it's easier than growing up."
3 Climbing might look simple. You might think it is just a little bit harder than climbing trees. However, mastering this sport can take years. When you learn how to ride a bike, you always remember the basic process. Climbing is the same way, but it takes time, practice, and patience to become an expert. Some people like to use equipment for climbing, while others prefer to do it on their own as much as possible. The two main categories of climbing, aid climbing and free climbing, are determined by the kind of aid a climber uses.
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