Many humans seem to have a natural inclination to ascend to new heights by any means they can, whether it be climbing a mountain or a rock-face. This infographic, created by The Smart Lad outlines some of the essentials of a safe and enjoyable rock-climbing experience. As the infographic explains, this sport can be a lot of fun, but can also be dangerous if you’re unprepared or ill-equipped. The infographic delves into some of the history of rock-climbing and also describes the basics of the sport. It then lists some necessities like a sturdy rope, and provides detailed information on what kind of a rope is best. It also lists other necessary tools like proper climbing shoes, quickdraws, a harness and a belay device.