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Climbing Rope Reviews

Climbing Rope Reviews

Rope used for rock climbing comes in many different sizes, styles, lengths. If you’re not familiar with the different types of rock climbing ropes, check out our climbing rope buying guide for help. Now that you’re more familiar with the exact type of climbing rope you are looking for, let’sRead More

How to Choose a Climbing Rope

How to Choose a Climbing Rope

When you are looking to buy the best climbing rope, it’s important to understand both the differences between rock climbing ropes, and also how rope is used during different types of rock climbing activities. Let’s take a look at the different specs involved in some of the most popular climbingRead More

Cool Gift Ideas for Rock Climbers and Boulderers

Cool Gift Ideas for Rock Climbers and Boulderers

There is a relatively small amount of rock climbing gear required to start getting into the sport. Most climbers already have the most common rock climbing gear that they need. Unless you know for certain that certain key pieces of gear need replacing, or of a specific piece that theyRead More

Best Rock Climbing Shoes For Women

Best Rock Climbing Shoes For Women

The best women’s climbing shoes are often made very similar to the male or unisex version of the same shoe. Slight adjustments are made to accommodate thinner feet, longer toes, smaller heels, and sometimes higher arches that are common among women. A lot of the variations in women’s climbing shoesRead More

Where To Go For Your First Climbing Vacation

Where To Go For Your First Climbing Vacation

If you’re in to sport climbing and want to try some tall outdoor walls outside of your home crag, you may be looking to plan the best climbing destination vacation. Before going on your climbing vacation, it’s a good idea to check out the guidebook at the area, both onlineRead More

The Basic Climbing Knots You’ll Want to Know

The Basic Climbing Knots You’ll Want to Know

It might seem complicated to have to learn the technical details of tieing all the different climbing knots, but the more you practice the more automatic it will become. While there are a lot more helpful climbing knots to learn, the best ones to focus on as a beginner areRead More

Best Grip Strengtheners and Forearm Trainers for Rock Climbers

Best Grip Strengtheners and Forearm Trainers for Rock Climbers

Grip and forearm strengtheners help increase mobility and dexterity of your fingers along with strengthening the supporting muscles needed for climbing. There is a lot of debate in the climbing community whether or not anything other than climbing can train your arms and fingers for climbing like climbing can.  HoweverRead More

Rock Climbing Gear:  Using Slings, Webbing, and Cord

Rock Climbing Gear: Using Slings, Webbing, and Cord

Climbers use all sorts of different pieces of gear. Maybe you’ve heard mention of slings, runners, cordlettes, and more, and wondered what the difference is. While there are likely too many ways to use all of these to fully list, hopefully this will give you a good idea of theRead More

The Best Climbing Packs for the Crag

The Best Climbing Packs for the Crag

The amount of gear that you need for a full day at the crag is usually quite a bit more than a day at the gym. Not only do you have to bring your climbing shoes, harness and chalk, but you’ll also need your own quickdraws, belay device, rope, andRead More

The Best Climbing Bags for the Gym

The Best Climbing Bags for the Gym

Climbing at the gym doesn’t require as much of your gear as you need for climbing outdoors at the crag. You don’t have to be prepared with supplies for a long day out in the wilderness, and you don’t need to bring all your quickdraws, trad protection, or other outdoorRead More