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Proposal for Wall climbing gear

A new, popular sport called Artificial Wall Climbing (or Sport climbing) is a style of climbing that relies on permanent anchors fixed to a wall for protection. It contrasts with traditional climbing, in which the rock is typically devoid of fixed anchors and climbers must place removable protection as they climb. Since the need to place protection is virtually eliminated, sport climbing places an emphasis on gymnastic ability, strength and endurance, as opposed to adventure, risk and self-sufficiency. As artificial means are used primarily for safety rather than to make upward progress, sport climbing is considered a form of free climbing. The growth of Sport climbing in the past five years in India has been exponential and its benefits have been acknowledged all over the country at various colleges and institutions.

An Artificial Climbing Wall is a wall with grips for hands and feet, used for climbing. In addition to the textured surface and hand holds, the wall contains surface structures such as indentions (incuts) and protrusions (bulges), or takes

the form of overhang, underhang or crack. Some grips are formed to mimic the conditions of outdoor rocks, including some that are oversized and can have other grips bolted into them. An Artificial wall can be used for the purpose of training at all levels, competitions, recreation and education. Objectives and Benefits The main objectives of building a climbing wall in our campus are: 1. To provide the IITK community with a novel recreational as well as professional activity helps them make constructive use of their energy and time to provide them with an opportunity of learning basic and advanced rock climbing. 2. To help community members who are already trained at a basic level in practicing and developing their climbing skills. 3. To help students train themselves and practice rigorously for mountaineering expeditions of higher standards, a field in which IIT Kanpur is better than any other academic institution. 4. To cater to the needs of ever increasing number of adventure sports enthusiasts in the campus with a new, fruitful activity. 5. To help students of other sports teams of our institute in training themselves for fitness as this sport not only requires enormous strength and endurance when attempted at higher levels. 6. The wall can be used to hold competitions of national or zonal levels. As far as benefits of wall climbing are concerned, to begin with, this sport addresses four major components of physical fitness as follows: Muscular strength Muscular Endurance Body Composition Flexibility

Equipments needed for safe and efficient wall climbing:

Equipment Crash Pads Climbing Shoes Chalk Bags Holds

Quantity 2 5 4 30 Total

Cost 6000 4000 400 400 45600