Climbing Gear

Ascenders and Aiders: How and When To Use Them

Ascenders and Aiders: How and When To Use Them

“Ascending the rope” is a technique also referred to as “jugging up” or “Jumaring”. It is when a climber uses the rope to quickly pull themselves up, rather than using their hands and feet to climb up the rock face. If you’ve ever been working your project and just couldn’tRead More

Climbing Rope Bags and Tarps: Keeping it Clean

Climbing Rope Bags and Tarps: Keeping it Clean

The most obvious use for a rope bag is to have a convenient way to carry your rope and even to store it in between climbing sessions. If you are mainly climbing at the gym this may be your only reason for needing or wanting a rope bag. If youRead More

The Best Climbing Gear for Kids

The Best Climbing Gear for Kids

Children are natural born climbers. Instead of teaching them not to climb, we believe in teaching them how to climb safely. Introducing your child to rock climbing will give them an opportunity to learn, stay fit, and could lead to a lifetime of fun and adventure. Since there is notRead More

Trad Climbing Gear: What Do You Need In Your Rack?

Trad Climbing Gear: What Do You Need In Your Rack?

The first step in building your own rack of trad climbing gear is to get the most common pieces that you will need at most climbs. Once you have the most common pieces, you’ll likely begin adding in other pieces that are specific to climbs that you want to do.Read More

Our Search for The Best Beginner Climbing Shoes of 2017

Our Search for The Best Beginner Climbing Shoes of 2017

What makes a climbing shoe good for beginners? Beginner rock climbers should be looking for a good, basic pair of shoes, not necessarily ones that are focused on advancing your climbing powers. Here are some helpful things to think about as you’re shopping for the best beginner rock climbing shoes:Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Rock Climbing Ropes

Everything You Need to Know About Rock Climbing Ropes

It’s important to trust your equipment when you’re dangling 50 feet off the ground. Knowing a lot about rock climbing ropes may help ease your fear so that you can relax and focus without worrying whether or not your gear is going to catch you. Today we are taking aRead More

Rock Climbing Helmets That You Won’t Mind Wearing

Rock Climbing Helmets That You Won’t Mind Wearing

We all know that protecting your head is of great importance. We also know that climbing can be dangerous, especially outdoors. So why is it that so many rock climbers climb without wearing a helmet? There are many excuses that people make, and the ones that we hear the mostRead More

Carabiners and Quickdraws: Essential Equipment for Rock Climbing Outdoors

Carabiners and Quickdraws: Essential Equipment for Rock Climbing Outdoors

So you want to start climbing some rock climbing routes outdoors, and you may be wondering about the gear you’ll need to bring. If you started lead climbing in the gym, normally the ropes are all set up for you with an attached belay device on a carabiner for youRead More

Advantages of the Different Types of Belay Devices

Advantages of the Different Types of Belay Devices

What does a belay device do? The point of a belay device is to help you, the belayer, manage the rope for the climber while they climb, help you catch the fall, and to lower your climber down once they’ve finished. Belay devices can also be used to rappel (orRead More

Rock Climbing Chalk Bags That Are Cool And Unique

Rock Climbing Chalk Bags That Are Cool And Unique

Carrying chalk is a requirement for your sweaty hands, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find special looking chalk bags to help express yourself. Are you bored as we are of all the same logo-ed chalk bag holders clipped to the back of everyone’s harness? We found some really greatRead More