ANCHORAGE, Alaska — When it's too cold to “hang out” outside, many Alaskans choose to "hang out" inside. Over the past few years, indoor rock climbing has grown in popularity.
“You can come to an indoor gym, learn how to climb safely and enjoy all the activity and movement and the excitement of climbing in a fairly, comfortable controlled environment," said Siri Moss, the co-owner of the Alaska Rock Gym.
Climbers compare indoor rock climbing to solving a puzzle. A variety of colors represent different routes with varying levels of difficulty.
"You don't have to be a strong person, you don't have to be super-fit to be good at climbing," Moss said.