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Training for Grip Strength with Hangboards

Training for Grip Strength with Hangboards

If you are just beginning to rock climb, then your grip strength isn’t going to be the thing that is holding you back from progressing. You will have a lot of technique to perfect, and muscle strength to build, before you really need to start training your grip. Finger andRead More

The Best Approach Shoes for Rock Climbers

The Best Approach Shoes for Rock Climbers

What is an approach shoe? Approach shoes are a cross between a hiking shoe and a climbing shoe. They usually have stickier rubber soles than a standard hiking shoe, since the terrain you will be walking on or “scrambling” through as you get to the crag will often be rocky.Read 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

Hand Care Tips for Climbers

Hand Care Tips for Climbers

The skin on your hands is very important as a climber. The abuse that your hands will go through can put you out of climbing commission. It’s important to find the best method for keeping your hands in as good of shape as the rest of your body. Even asRead More

Different Brands of Rock Climbing Chalk: Which is Best for You?

Different Brands of Rock Climbing Chalk: Which is Best for You?

Chalk is something that you’re going to go through a lot of when you start climbing. Sweaty hands are a big problem when you’re trying to hang on. Even for climbers whose hands don’t sweat as much, chalk smooths out your grip and makes it easy to land that hold.Read 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

Great Books to Help Beginner Rock Climbers Advance

Great Books to Help Beginner Rock Climbers Advance

If you’re just starting out, the best thing you can do to improve your climbing is to just climb. The more you climb, the more your body will adapt to these vertical movements, and the more you will figure out how to use your muscles and balance to pull offRead 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

What is Lead Climbing?

What is Lead Climbing?

Lead Climbing Basics Lead Climbing is often called Sport Climbing, when there is protection points permanently bolted into the wall which you attach to as you climb from the ground up. Lead climbing is done both indoors and outdoors. When lead climbing outdoors on a route where there are noRead More

The Best Crash Pads To Take Bouldering

The Best Crash Pads To Take Bouldering

What is a Crash Pad? If you are new to bouldering, or have never heard of bouldering, get a good introduction to bouldering by reading our article. When you are bouldering at a gym, the gym will have thick mats or padded flooring to make it safe for when youRead More