Why do so many climbers go indoors?
When surveying both indoor and outdoor climbers it is a surprise to see that over 98% said they do some form of indoor climbing. Nearly a quarter of indoor climbers say they are staying fit for outdoor climbing, while 23% say they indoor climb only.
What about climbing gym memberships?
Nearly 35% of memberships are yearly, while day passes, punch cards and monthly memberships attribute around 20% each.
How do climbers start climbing?
Family and friends is obviously going to be huge, but at 63% we feel it could have been higher. Great to see schools coming in with over 7% leading in to climbing, we hope these numbers continue to rise.
What else do climbers do to stay active?
As expected, 72% of climbers like hiking, but interestingly second is skiing with 43% closely followed by running and mountaineering. A third of respondents like to cycle and mountain bike.
More Climber Stats
Women in climbing is on the increase but males still dominate the sector with nearly three quarters of the group. Its not much of a surprise then that 77% of climbers don’t have any children. Currently 41% hire their shoes and a quarter of climbers say they rent ropes.
Big thanks to for the Vertical-Life.info for the data.