Free solo climbing is a form of rock climbing performed without the use of ropes or a harness.. This form of climbing is considered free-form, as the climber has complete freedom in their chosen route and movements. Unlike bouldering, solo walls or natural cliffs are high above the ground and falls may therefore be fatal. Consequently, this form of rock climbing can be extremely dangerous and is often reserved for experienced, bold climbers. In outdoor settings, points of contact are often unpredictable and navigation requires pre-planning. Participants may therefore climb a route first with a rope to plan and memorize their movements, before replicating these during a solo-climb. Participants usually wear climbing shoes that are light-weight and fitted around the foot to make climbing maneuvers easier, and carry a bag of chalk to maintain grip.
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Basecamp Climbing; Toronto Climbing Academy; The Rock Oasis Climbing Gym
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Basecamp Climbing677 Bloor St WToronto, ON M6G 1L3
Toronto Climbing Academy11 Curity AveEast York, ON M4B 1X4
The Rock Oasis Climbing Gym388 Carlaw AveToronto, ON M4M 2T4
Scarborough Bluffs7 Brimley Rd SouthScarborough, ON M1M 3W3
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