Second noob question if you folks don't mind.
There is a fitness facility close to me that has a 33' climbing wall, a 12 foot Bouldering Wall, and a 12 foot Cave Wall. I stopped by to see the facilities and they look pretty good. But then again, I have nothing to compare it to or what a really good set-up is.
I asked the guy showing me around if there was some sort of workout program for the climbing facilities and he didn't really seem to know much about it.
So a couple of questions:
1) Would this be beneficial to a beginner? I have not really considered rock climbing since it looks pretty difficult and very technical. In fact, most of the stuff I've seen on YouTube looks downright scary.
2) Is there a workout for getting the most out of these facilities or is it just jump on and see if you can make it to the top? I've checked around the web and there's not much about programs or how to train on a climbing wall. Even less on how to use the other two smaller walls.
3) It looks like these walls would be beneficial for balance and strength but if it is a very narrow benefit for mainly rock climbing, then I'm not sure it would be worth the expense.
Thanks in advance again guys.