Rock Climbing Gift Ideas

Searching for rock climbing gifts for the climber in your life? It’s easy to smile and nod when you listen to rock climbers talk about their latest escapades, but what are we supposed to do now that we have to actually find gifts for climbers!? Yea, we could just get them an REI gift card, …

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Metolius Magnum Crash Pad Review

The Metolius Magnum crash pad is a large tri fold pad that has a landing zone of over 20 feet. Despite the large nature of the pad, it’s not too painful or cumbersome to hike around with. The pad comes with nice to have quality of life features like a carpet rug to brush your …

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Best Climbing Gear of 2024

This is your one stop shop for the best of climbing gear lists. You’ll find our top recommendations for a variety of categories here. We have more in depth climbing gear reviews linked in each section, so if you want to get down to the nuts and bolts you’re free to go ahead and nerd …

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Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad Review

The Black Diamond Mondo crash pad is one of the largest pads on the market today. It doesn’t have a lot of features like other pads on the market, but it is built to have a large landing zone and protect falls for highball bouldering. It has multiple foam layers (closed cell pe foam and …

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Unparallel Up Lace Review

One of the newest climbing shoe brands on the market, Unparallel, has a lot of climbers talking about their new offering the Up Lace. But it actually may be more familiar than you know… more on that later. Climbers and climbing shoes go together like peas and carrots. We spend hours doing research and even …

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Is Rock Climbing a Good Workout?

Perfect views are the cherry on top from a day of outdoor rock climbing

Does it seem like everyone you know is suddenly going to a rock climbing gym for their workout? The sport has blown up and that leaves many people wondering if rock climbing is a good workout. Rock climbing helps you build strength, endurance and it’ll make you sweat! If you’re just starting out rock climbing, …

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Bouldering Tips to Send Your Next Project

Did you know that beginner boulderers have a huge advantage over a well-seasoned climber? Do you know why? It’s because the beginner has a clean slate! A seasoned climber can have bad habits ingrained into their climbing technique. It’s not easy to break these habits that we’ve programmed into muscle memory. For all the beginners …

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What Does Belay Mean?

An auto belay device will typically have its own wall at the climbing gym

The jargon used in climbing is endless: bomber, gaston, belay? Who comes up with all this stuff?? As climbing has evolved, climbers developed their own language to simplify concepts within the sport. Language helps us communicate clearly and effectively. As Kevin from the office so eloquently puts it, “Why waste time say lot word when …

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Bouldering Grades: The Complete Climbers Guide

Bouldering grades are a common language that represents the difficulty of a boulder problem. The higher the climbing grade, the more difficult the route will be. In this guide, we will explain what factors determine a boulder grade and what you can expect as you climb through the grading scale. We’ll take a look at …

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How to Get Good at Rock Climbing

How to get good at rock climbing is a question with an easy answer. The answer is to climb more, climb a lot, and climb different styles! Boulderers, start sport climbing! Sport climbers, start trad climbing! Trad climbers… start bouldering! Now that we got the cheeky answer out of the way, let’s dive into how …

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Bouldering Breakdown: The Ultimate Climbers Guide

Bouldering is one of the most recently created disciplines of climbing (competition speed climbing is the most recent.). Bouldering is an incredibly social sport. And it has the lowest barrier to entry of the climbing disciplines. With indoor climbing gyms popping up all over the country, you can expect any city to have facilities dedicated …

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