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. […]
Climbing Gear Reviews
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 – […]
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.
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.