Parents of Climbing Children Should Take Heedby Dr. Craig P. Smith Jun/2007
This news story has been read 4,317 times
A recent review of the scientific literature pertaining to 'young climbers' has recently been published in the British Journal of Sports Science by Audry Morrison and Volker Schöffl (Br J Sports Med. 2007 May 22; [Epub ahead of print]) and it makes very interesting reading. Morrison and Schöffl define young climbers as those aged between 7-17. Their conclusions are based on a critical review of the scientific literature and some of their important conclusions and recommendations are reproduced below:
Clearly, parents of climbing children should take heed of these recommendations.
17 year-old William Bosi from Edinburgh has become the youngest Brit to climb 9a with an astonishingly quick redpoint of... Read more
Dave MacLeod has repeated Chris Sharma's Practice of the wild, ~8C, at Magic Wood/Averstal. This was the 37 year old's first of... Read more