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The Origin of the Rock Climbing


The earliest climbers, of course, is the ancient human, it is conceivable that they are in order to avoid predators or enemy, and at the time of a critical leap, thus achieved climbing the sport.

Be one of the earliest climbing records, and humans in 1492 AD, the French king Charles iii command Domp Julian DE Beaupre, Captain of Montelimar to climb a limestone towers, called Inaccessible height of 304 meters, at the time they are with a simple hook and ladder, with succeeding experience and skill. The mountain was named as Mt. Aiguille, the climbing became the first recorded in the history of rock climbing events and use the equipment. After hundreds of years, however, has not left the human new climbing record in history.

Until the mid 17th century, people climb mountains began to be recorded. The ice and snow mountain terrain as these early climbers actively meet the challenge, and their footprints all over the Alps. In 1850, when climbers have developed some simple climbing tool, to help them through the wall and some ice terrain. Such as claw shoes and modified the axe and wood axe, these are now ice and ice axe.

In the Alps, there are more than others to try but rely on tools, but to use their own body to climb the mountain. 1878 Georg Winkler didn't use any tool first success climbing Vajolet west Tower. Although Georg Winkler hooks and shoes are also improved, but he still be opened free rock climbing.