News10NBC Sports Reporter Carly Mascitti tries her hand at rock climbing, a new Olympic sport
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Multiple new sports have been added to the summer Olympic games and one of those sports is rock climbing.
News10NBC Sports Reporter Carly Mascitti went to RocVentures Climbing Gym in Rochester to learn more, and try her hand at the sport.
Alex Bowersox, a rock climbing coach at RocVentures, said at their gym, all people need to start climbing is a pair of climbing shoes and a harness, properly fitted so that it won’t come off.
The harness is what connects climbers to the safety ropes to keep them safe in case they fall.
The shoes are specially designed so that climbers’ toes are very close to the tip of the shoe, allowing them to grip on to small footholds.
Watch the video in the player above to see how Carly Mascitti did.