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Aggressive Climbing Shoes And Why They are Great for Bouldering

Aggressive Climbing Shoes And Why They are Great for Bouldering

What is an aggressive climbing shoe? When climbing shoes are described as aggressive, it mostly refers to the amount that the toe of the shoe is pointed and downturned. Maybe you have seen and even tried on some of the climbing shoes with a pointed, downturned toe. At first theyRead 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

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

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

The Best Chalk Buckets: Huge Chalk Bags for Boulderers

The Best Chalk Buckets: Huge Chalk Bags for Boulderers

You may have noticed those huge chalk buckets, sometimes called “chalk pots”, that people in the bouldering section at the gym use. Instead of a small chalk bag that you can strap to your back, these chalk bags are left on the floor. What are the benefits of getting aRead 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

Best Rock Climbing Harness Reviews

Best Rock Climbing Harness Reviews

What are the differences between all the different climbing harnesses? Choosing your first climbing harness can be overwhelming. The different climbing harnesses available have different features, and you may not know which features are important to you yet. To get to know what to look for when choosing a climbingRead 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