Crag: /KRAG/ noun. A steep or rugged cliff or rock face.
My favorite indoor climbing gyms:
Atlanta GA, Stone Summit
Washington DC area, EarthTreks
Nashville TN, Climb Nashville
Research Triangle NC, Triangle Rock Club
My favorite Outdoor climbing Areas:
Tennessee, The Tennessee Wall
Virginia, The New River Gorge
Kentucky, Red River Gorge
Tennessee/Kentucky boarder, King’s Bluff
Maryland, Annapolis Rocks
New York, The Gunks
West Virginia, Seneca Rocks
If you’re new to climbing, don’t be worried, it takes awhile to get use to it. I recommend learning to top rope first; you’ll always have the rope to catch you and you can take breaks without coming off the rock. Gyms are great because the holds are typically brightly marked by tape and many give free lessons. Don’t be discouraged at becoming tired quickly, climbing uses multiple muscle groups at once so it’s easy to tire.
If you’re looking for a climbing partner, I recommend ClimbFind!