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. […]
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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 […]
Janja Garnbret is one of the best climbers in the world at the moment. Inspired by her amazing feats, I’m sure some climbers will have wondered what this reincarnated spider monkey is wearing on her feet. So, before I carry on, it’s worth mentioning that shoes don’t make the climber. Everybody has different preferences and […]
As always, I’m not going to give you some big numbered list of all the “best” stick clips out there. That’s not what you’re here for.
You want some meaningful advice on which one to get.
So, I’m going to show you which is the best stick clip for each kind of person, that way, you can be sure that you’ve made the right choice.