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 Do Alpinists Get Down

Rock climbers and alpinists will either rappel, hike down, or be lowered from the top of a climb. One of rock climbing’s biggest draws is soaking in an epic view after a full day adventure. And the same is true for alpinism, alpine climbing, and maybe even bouldering. You can feel a great sense of …

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The Best Books on Climbing

Rock climbing books and climbing literature can be enjoyed by anyone in the climbing world and everyone outside of it. The dream of standing on top of a mountain peak can be appreciated by anyone. For those of us who haven’t stood on top of Everest or other snowy craggy peaks, we can rely on …

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The 7 Best Climbing Cams for Rock Climbing

We took a look at all of the available rock climbing cams that are on the market today and came up with a list of the best climbing cams. All the cams on our list have their own strengths and weaknesses. And you can’t really go wrong with choosing any of these climbing cams. But …

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Multi Pitch Climbing Basics and Tips

Rock climbing up big walls to exposed summits is an incredible and surreal experience. After years and years of training, it feels great to finally achieve a goal and soak up a view that you’ve been dreaming of. Multi pitch rock climbing is on many climber’s bucket list, but there’s a lot more complexity that …

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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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