Wall climbing is a sport which requires quite a high level of fitness, the right type of equipment, and a pinch of daring. Vuokatti Sports Institute is one venue in Vuokatti where wall climbing can be done under expert guidance.
Vuokatti Sports Institute offers an excellent setting for wall climbing. Another venue is Vuokatinhovi. The climbing walls have been constructed by attaching various gripping points on a wall so that they resemble the holes and other forms of a real rockface. By varying the size and form of these gripping points, it is possible to create routes of varying difficulty for the participants.
The basic of wall climbing cover the grips used in climbing and toning of the muscles. The degree of the climbing challenge can be increased by means of specific wall-climbing shoes (also referred to as friction shoes), which enable movement using small and difficult foot holds. The harness and the belay rope are essential parts of every climber's equipment. The harness relieves the jolts caused by the climbing rope. In addition, there are numerous other and smaller, but extremely important, items of equipment; e.g. locking rings and rope brakes.