I’ve always wanted to have a go at aid climbing.
Aid climbing is surprisingly fun. And physical!
I used to think it was silly and for climbers that couldn’t hack free climbing. But I tried it and really enjoyed it.
what is aid climbing? I’ve never heard that term.
Aid climbing is when you use the gear (bolts, cams, nuts, pitons, hooks) to hold your weight and climb up. Free climbing means using the gear only as a backup.
In aid climbing you stand directly on your gear via nylon ladders.
It let’s you climb things that might be impossible otherwise, or at least just impossible for you.
Pretty sure I know exactly where this climb is in Moab. I always look at it in awe.