Climbing & Bouldering Advice

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

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

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

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

What is Top-rope?

What is Top-rope?

The idea behind top-roping is that there is already an anchor attached at the top of the route. One end of the rope is attached to the belayer, drawn up through the top anchor, and the other end is attached to the climber. Top-rope is a great way to getRead More

What is Bouldering?

What is Bouldering?

Ever heard of bouldering? Do you know the difference between bouldering and rock climbing? Do you know that unlike rock climbing, you need less equipment for bouldering? In this article, you will learn the basics and some of the benefits you can gain from bouldering. Bouldering is a form ofRead More

Rock Climbing for Beginners

Rock Climbing for Beginners

The objective of this article is to introduce the beginner to the art of rock climbing. Rock climbing has its jargon and unusual terminology. However, since this is a beginner’s guide, we will try to avoid using strange terms so that you can easily understand the content. Getting Started WithRead More