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.
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.
You can still belay without a belay device.
The secret is to use a munter hitch. It’s effective but it has some drawbacks, so you don’t want to use it often.
There’s two really easy ways to clean your climbing shoes. One method is excellent for eliminating odor, and the other is for actually cleaning your shoes.
All climbers are scared of falling in a way.
It’s natural, because falling feels dangerous, even if it isn’t.
Here’s the thing. You’re going to be saving money if you climb for at least 10 sessions or so with them.
You can use that knowledge to roughly judge whether investing in climbing shoes is going to be worth it for you.
Here’s the rule of thumb for you:
If you’re looking at the first bolt of a climb, and you think, “If I fell from there I’d definitely break my ankles,” then you need a stick clip.
What starts off as a simple choice quickly becomes horribly confusing.
Instead, I’m going to show you how easy it is to decide between Dyneema slings and nylon slings.
The answer to that really depends upon how often you’ll be building or modifying anchors on the sport routes you’ll be climbing.
Unless a five-year-old can beat you at an arm wrestle, you’re not too old to climb.
Besides, you won’t believe how beneficial it is to older folk.
You absolutely need to use chalk to get a good experience out of climbing.
It’s not just for pros. There’s good reasons why beginners need it too.