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.
There are a few things you can do to help make outdoor bouldering safer, one of these things is having a spotter. A good spotter can make all the difference between sprained ankles and happy feet.
Crash mats help make the sport a lot safer but its still easy to injure yourself if you’re not careful. Just by being more aware of this possibility, and knowing about good mat placement, you can reduce the risk of injury as much as possible.
I know what you’re thinking, and no, I’m not going to start off with a “pain in the neck” joke.
The truth is, belayer’s neck is no laughing matter. It’s actually potentially dangerous if you try to ignore it.
Belaying glasses allow you to look up without actually having to tilt your head up.
They’re a godsend for anyone with neck pain or the dreaded “belayer’s neck.”
There’s a few things that an extension pole needs to have if it’s to be any good for stick clipping.
This one has them all.
It’s a technique that not too many people know about.
And its only limitation… is how wrecked your finger strength already is from your last climbing session.