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Is it dangerous?
Risk is a serious concern for all rock climbers. It's something we talk about and worry about all the time.
If you're getting starting in the gym the likelihood of getting seriously injured is very low in relation to other physical activities. If you act responsibly, follow directions, and use common sense, there's nothing to worry about indoors.
The safety of gym clientele is paramount to facility owners and their insurance providers, and—generally speaking—stringent policies are followed to prevent any accident. While serious injuries can occur, more common injuries include sprained ankles, foot fractures, and finger tendon ruptures. These typically occur while bouldering. Tendonitis and other over-use conditions may also develop.