Originally Posted by DietVet
I'd think the biggest issue would be your lower body strength. Do you think your legs are strong enough to carry you up and down a wall?... Developing the lower body strength to start climbing has been one of my motivations at the gym.
If you have enough lower body strength to stand, you have enough lower body strength to climb up a wall
. Rock climbing is way more about upper body strength. (Think about climbing stairs versus doing a pull-up. Most of us are way more equipped for the former rather than the latter!)
The only issue would be, as someone earlier mentioned, the belayer. The harness should be big enough, but you do want to make sure they have a belayer heavier than you who can belay you down. Lighter belayers can belay heavier belayers, but the problem happens when a heavier climber falls of suddenly, putting a lot of weight on the belayer. This can cause the belayer to be temporarily lifted off the ground and puts unnecessary stress on the rope.
So I would just ask the gym the weight limits. You should be fine, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
I used to be a competitive climber so feel free to ask any questions if you have them
. Have a GREAT time!!!