Sport Climbing

GGIM has constructed a state of the art Bouldering Gym at Shri. Mahaveer Jain Vidyalaya, Agharkar Road, next to BMCC.

Sport Climbing is an official event in upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. SMJV Bouldering & Climbing Wall Facility is open for all who wish to learn this emerging sport and develop the skills to become a sound sport climber. Additionally, this indoor facility is a great place to hone the skills of Rock climbing.

About Sport Climbing

Artificial Rock Climbing wall is an artificially constructed wall with grips/holds for hands and feet, used for climbing. They were being used for climbing as a quick practice environment for rock climbing, when actual rock was unavailable. Over the years, it has developed into a professional independent sport. Climbing on artificial walls provides a stable and controllable atmosphere and can suit all levels of climbers. Also, it is becoming an increasingly popular urban sport that provides many people an opportunity to train for rock climbing activities.

In attempting a given climbing route, the climber is only allowed to use grips/holds of the designated color as handholds and footholds and surface structures/textures of the "rock-face" as footholds. The person who has the capability to design a route for climbers is called as route-setter. 

Emerging Sport in India

For the first time in the history of India, the nation hosted IFSC World Cup at Navi Mumbai during 13th – 15th May 2016. Climbers from all over the world participated in the bouldering competition for both men and women categories. A new sport has begun to emerge in Indian sports sector. A sport which does not have any age limit. Anyone can learn, practice and participate as per his/her choice and physical endurance level. In 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Sport Climbing is an officially sport event.

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) was created unanimously by its members on January 27th, 2007. Situated in New Delhi, Indian mountaineering Foundation (IMF) looks after sport climbing in India. Every year they take initiative in organizing sports climbing competition. The competitions are held in two sages Zonal and National. To qualify for a national competition, one must go through zonal competition in respective zone. The entry for zonal competition is open for anyone who wishes to. First three rankers from each category are recommended for the National competition.

Scope for Youth in India

There are 5 zones declared by IMF which participate in national competition. From each zone around 30 climbers (girls, boys, men and women) are selected and recommended for national competition. And after observing a performance of a climber at zonal and national level 3-5 climbers from each category (girls, boys, women and men) in each event (lead climbing, speed climbing and bouldering) are selected for international level. IMF conducts a training cap of all such climbers and recommends capable climbers on Asian and international levels to represent India.

Benefits of Practicing Sport Climbing – Read More

Improvement in flexibility & Provides high core strength workout

Builds muscular endurance

Climbing is considered as a dynamic meditation, as focused & swift movements involved in climbing, require calmness and concentration of mind.

It is a community sport and helps sensitize caring attitude among the climbing team.

 

Access to the Climbing Facility

Only registered Members are allowed to use the facility. Current timing for access is as follows:

Mon - Fri  - Morning  7:00 - 10:00 || Evening 5:00 - 8:00

Procedure of availing the membership is as follows:

  1. Sign up the online registration form
  2. Submit One page declaration
  3. Pay membership fees as mentioned below (applicable till 31st Dec 2019). Membership fees are non-refundable/ non transferable.
One time Activity Monthly Membership Yearly Membership
INR 50/- (To be paid at the venue) INR 500/- INR 3000/-

 

Sport Climbing Workshop: (To be announced)

GGIM will conduct a monthly Introductory Sport Climbing Workshop for Beginners.

All the details will be shared on GGIM’s website. The workshop will introduce you to basics of Climbing techniques, equipment, hand holds, foot holds, fitness drills etc.

The workshop will be conducted by Giripremi’s experienced climbers and coaches.

Duration - 3 hrs.

Fees – 300/-

Contact for more details - ggimpune@gmail.com || 9890499955

 

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