Vertical climbers are easily the best exercise machines available for those who want to strengthen the muscles you use most frequently while climbing. The reason for that, is that they’re essentially machines that mimic rock climbing as closely as possible. Hence the name, as you might have guessed. They’re not just for climbers though. Their […]
A crash pad is the single most important piece of gear in outdoor bouldering. You know why indoor bouldering gyms have their floors literally made of crash pads? Because they’re the key to making bouldering possible. Without them, you’re basically free soloing short climbs. One slip-up, and you’re looking at a broken ankle or worse. […]
There are only two pieces of gear that are used in every single discipline in climbing: climbing shoes, and chalk. Now, upgrading your chalk makes very little difference. Chalk is chalk. But climbing shoes? Climbing shoes are the single piece of gear that makes by far the most significant impact on your climbing performance. Pros […]
There is a special bond between climbing partners. You train with them, climb with them, then they belay you and, finally, when theres a certain level of trust, you belay them. As weird as it sounds, you develop a similar sort of bond for your climbing gear. You need the same levels of trust in […]
Auto belays are simply fantastic. They turn climbing into an experience as pure and accessible as bouldering. You can just hammer a route on an autobelay. It’s just you and the climb at that point. With an auto belay, you can go as hard as you can, fall, and let the device catch you – […]
So everyone wants to hear about those’s little secrets or tips that can help improve your climbing. So not all of these are secret, some are just obvious advice, but this can be often overlooked. When your focusing on sending you can sometimes forget some of the basics. 1: Carb up! There is nothing worse […]
A pair of crack climbing gloves is a straight-up improvement over taping your hands. That’s why pros like Adam Ondra use them. Save money and climb harder.
Find out why you might be surprised to find out how fun lead climbing really is.
If you’ve only stuck to top roping until now, you’ve been missing out!
Rope bags significantly increase the lifespan of your rope. They’re not just for carrying your rope and your gear to the crag. They’re a true essential.
So you don’t really know much about climbing, but what you do know is watching Alex Honnold’s jaw-dropping ascent of El Capitan In Yosemite, was way more interesting and entertaining than you expected. If you are looking for some other climbing films to scratch that itch, then I highly recommend you check out the films […]
Resistance bands can help push you out of a plateau and into your next grade!
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.