There’s no shortage of opportunities for thrill-seekers these days.  Out­door-related activities, in particular, have received lots of coverage thanks to the media-driven X Games, the rise of adventure racing and the ease at which anyone can post something online for everyone to see.  

Given this, would it surprise you to know that rock climbing isn't just for adrenaline junkies who love to scale insanely high walls while doing their best impersonation of Spiderman?  

Many adventure-oriented sports are much more accessible than you can imagine.  Indoor rock climbing, for example, is a relatively easy sport to try if you’re willing to set aside pre-conceived notions about climbing and overcome any fear you might have of heights.

Long viewed as an outdoor sport pursued by daredevils and adventurers, rock climbing became much more accessible (and popular) after the first indoor climbing facility was opened in the United States during the mid-1980s.  Since then, the sport has steadily gained a devoted following, and industry experts agree...