Climbing & Bouldering Advice

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

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

How To Keep Your Climbing Shoes From Smelling Bad

How To Keep Your Climbing Shoes From Smelling Bad

By the time you’ve finally broken in your climbing shoes, you have spent quite a few good sessions getting them nice and sweaty and used. You’ve likely gotten used to your climbing shoes and are loving them, but you’re also bound to start noticing an offensive smell show up everyRead More

Taking Care of Your Climbing Rope

Taking Care of Your Climbing Rope

Your climbing rope is an essential piece of climbing gear. Your climbing rope is your literal lifeline, and knowing you can trust your gear will help give you confidence. There is a lot of information to learn about how to keep your climbing rope in reliable shape, and how toRead More

Choosing The Best Headlamp For Your Climbing Adventures

Choosing The Best Headlamp For Your Climbing Adventures

If you’re climbing outdoors, maybe you’re trying to choose the best headlamp for rock climbing. Maybe you’re not even sure why you would need to take a headlamp rock climbing at all. A headlamp might not seem like an obvious essential piece of rock climbing gear, but anything that givesRead More

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