Stainless steel is the top choice, but you should never mix it with zinc plated steel bolts. Enviro hangers also remove the visual impact of bolting.
Here’s the math on how many bolts you need and where to place them when building a sport climbing route. Includes both low first bolts and high first bolts.
Trust me, it’s not impossible. As long as you don’t have a terrible pair of climbing shoes, then technique can turn the most difficult holds into easy ones.
High first bolts can be pretty dangerous. Falling before you clip in can easily break your ankles, so let’s look at how to solve this problem for good.
It seems crazy that so climbers dont wear helmets while at the crag. There’s a reason why they dont wear helmets, but it isn’t a good reason. Find out why.
The definitive answer on whether you actually need a helmet for your particular climbing discipline.
Helmets are not primarily for protecting against falls.
A quick guide on what to wear for indoor rock climbing or indoor bouldering. Plus: advice on which are the best climbing pants and climbing shoes to get.
Here’s what you need to know to be able to climb unsupervised at any bouldering gym. Reading this will be enough to get you ready for your first session.
The ultimate guide for beginners. These are the things I wish I knew before I started indoor bouldering for the first time. You’ll need to know this stuff.
Solve your sleeping problems, feel more awake in the day, and treat SAD.
I’ve personally used this method to move my bedtime back by 7 hours in two days.
There’s a reason why these are the absolute gold standard for cams.
They’re absolutely essential for any trad rack, and should be the first thing you buy.
This portaledge is a whopping 23% lighter than its competition. It’s stronger too.
For an overnight big wall shelter it truly is “bombproof.” Find out more about it.