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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How to Make Money Rock Climbing | 11 Ways

I’ve been there. I’ve been tired of my 9 to 5 and started daydreaming of how to make money rock climbing. I did some research and found a path that worked for me. But with the rise of Instagram and YouTube, being a professional climber looks different than what it did in years past. But …

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What to wear indoor rock climbing?

I remember the first time I went to the bouldering gym. I showed up in basketball shorts and sneakers. I was adamant that I did not need the climbing shoes and that I’d be perfectly fine without them. Eventually, one of the gym employees let me try a pair of climbing shoes for free and …

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Great Falls Rock Climbing

Great Falls Park is home to some of the earliest rock climbing in the United States! The climbing here will put you directly above the Potomac River Gorge and Mather Gorge. The sound of the mighty river rapid is intense. But the noise slowly dissipates as you drift into your flow state. Climbers and white …

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Climbing Trip Packing List

Are you gearing up for your rock climbing trip? Whether it’s your first or hundredth trip, we’ve been around the block and know all the gear you need to have an excellent time on your trip. I’ve been on climbing trips that have lasted a few hours (long story) and been gone for multiple weeks. …

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Crimping Rock Climbing – What is it and The Best Tips

Crimping ain’t easy. When I first started rock climbing, everything seemed so intimidating. Going to the gym by myself and being surrounded by incredible climbers left and right. I had to take a deep breath and just go for my V0 project. I always had a blast once I finally got to the gym, but …

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Climbing Holds Types

Rock climbing is littered with jargon. A language and culture have been created and it’s all centered around using our hands and feet to make our way up a wall. When I first started climbing, I always felt a little silly using the jargon of the sport. But language evolves to help us humans communicate …

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Do you wear socks with climbing shoes?

One of the biggest misconceptions I had, when I was just starting out climbing, was that I should not wear socks with climbing shoes. My friend asked me, “do you wear socks with climbing shoes?” I said heck no! That’s blasphemy. I thought that my climbing shoes needed to be as tight as my pain …

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Lace vs Velcro Climbing Shoes

Climbing Shoes: Laces vs Velcro! This debate might seem simple, but climbers tend to investigate all of the nuances of pieces of gear that seem simple. Climbing shoes have revolutionized the sport. The sticky rubber on these shoes helps us put our weight on the smallest of chips. Depending on your personal preference, you may …

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The Best Bouldering Shoes for Beginners

When I first started bouldering, I had no idea that it was going to be addicting and fun. I had done powerlifting and cardio before, but never was I so challenged physically and mentally like I was when I was bouldering. The sport is also a great way to meet new people. There’s always a …

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Can I wear my glasses when rock climbing

Since the 3rd grade, I have been wearing glasses. I’ve played sports, outdoor sports, and gone rock climbing all while wearing my glasses. Yes, you can wear glasses when rock climbing! But we need to take a few precautions first. Here’s everything I’ve learned from wearing my prescription glasses while bouldering and rock climbing. Keep …

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