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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

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

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

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