Climbing Gear

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 the differences between how rope is used during different types of rock climbing activities. Let’s take a look at the different specs involved in some of theRead 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

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

Prism Belay Glasses: A Solution to Straining Your Neck Belaying

Prism Belay Glasses: A Solution to Straining Your Neck Belaying

When you spend a lot of time belaying, you spend a a lot of time with your neck back, looking up at your climber. Climbers have a term for the feelings of muscle strain – soreness, stiffness, and tightness – that you experience when spending too much time looking up:Read More

Ascenders and Aiders: How and When To Use Them

Ascenders and Aiders: How and When To Use Them

“Ascending the rope” in rock climbing 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 projectRead 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