Tree climbing has more bark than bite

Climber 2
Climber 2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember those lazy days in the summer when you were a kid, running through the field, only to stop at the one tree you always came to climb? Well, according to Markia Holt’s article “Reaching new heights: Tree-climbing gains popularity as a full-body, outdoor workout” tree climbing has become a more popular sport to build muscle, lose weight and improve fitness.



“Climbing begins by carefully placing ropes over branches in tree crotches, providing strong anchor points. Each rope goes through a leather sleeve to protect the tree. Students then don a tree climber’s saddle and helmet. Participants also have the option to wear gloves, which improves grip and guards against rope burns,” Holt wrote.


Tree climbing can help change the way you work out.