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How to Stay Safe When Climbing Alone

Love climbing but have no-one to go with? Check out this article for my top tips for staying safe when climbing alone.

Many rock climbers enjoy solitude to experience the beauty of nature and the adrenaline of the climb uninterrupted.

But safety is always paramount, so it’s important to take extra precautions when climbing alone.

These precautions include both physical and mental preparation, and being aware of the potential risks.

Tell a Friend

Always tell a friend or family member where you plan to go climbing and when you plan to return.

Make sure they know the name of the route, the name of the mountain, and the area you will be climbing in. It is also important to provide them with your contact information, so that they can reach you in case of an emergency.

If you are climbing with a partner, make sure both of your contact information is shared with a friend or family member. In addition, if you bring a cell phone, let your friend or family member know the phone's number. This way, they can easily reach you if something goes wrong.

Go Where Others Are

When it comes to safety while climbing alone, one of the most important things to remember is to “go where others are.”

This means that when you are looking for a spot to climb, you should always try and find a popular area with other climbers. This is because there will be more people around to help you in case of an emergency, as well as more experienced climbers who can offer tips and advice if needed.

Additionally, it’s always a good idea to let someone know where you’re going and what your plans are, just in case something happens.

Be Extra Safe

When you decide to go climbing alone, safety should be your top priority. Even if you’re an experienced climber, it’s easy to make mistakes if you’re not careful.

To stay safe, you should always make sure you have the right equipment and that you’re following all safety protocols to the letter. You should also be extra cautious when climbing alone. Make sure you double-check your gear and make sure everything is properly secured.

If you’re going to be out after dark, bring a headlamp so you can see and always make sure to check the weather and make sure conditions are suitable for climbing.

Being extra safe when climbing alone can help ensure that your solo outings stay safe and enjoyable.


Climbing alone can be an incredibly rewarding and freeing experience, as long as you take the necessary safety precautions.

Make sure you always leave an itinerary with someone, check the weather, plan for the worst-case scenario, and bring the right supplies.

With the right preparation, you can safely enjoy the peace and solitude of climbing alone.

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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