Returning to Climbing


In any sport, breaks in participation are commonplace. Sometimes you have to pause to recover from an injury, you may experience a change in personal priorities, and sometimes, things are completely out of our control – like during a worldwide pandemic. Regardless of why we take breaks, most of us will return to the sports we love, so in this article we’ve focused on the things we think you should be considering when returning to climbing after a break.


When returning to climbing, you’re likely to be rusty (though we really hope your gear isn’t). Now might not be the time for big adventures, your limits will likely have changed, whether you realise it or not.