Science of Climbing

Climbing or bouldering both give superb opportunities for learning science it is also unsurpassed at allowing students to very obviously achieve something. Climbing walls have the advantage of being very controlled environments and are not weather dependent, they also allow many breaks. However the real experience is outdoors and we can also consider geology and the environment.

iPads and mobile technology add to the experience

Forces, Energy , Power, Friction, Muscles, Bones, Levers, Moments, Homeostasis, can all be considered from £10 per student








Click below for a sample worksheet

Climbing mass and weight






What is the tension on the rope? What part does friction play? Where is your centre of mass and why is it important ?