Rock Climbing Gifts

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, … Read more

Climbing Trip Packing List

Are you gearing up for your rock climbing trip? Whether it’s your first or hundredth trip, we’ve analyzed all the gear you could 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. If you can line … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Climbing Shoes Laces vs Velcro

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 … Read more

The Best Bouldering Shoes for Beginners

Bouldering is an excellent workout and a fun sport. If you’re looking to switch up your current workout routine, then bouldering is perfect for you. You’ll want to go to the gym because of how addicting it is and it’s a great way to meet new people and find a new community. You also only … Read more

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 … Read more

Trad vs. Sport Climbing

In the world of rock climbing, there are many different styles. You’re most likely already familiar with roped climbing and bouldering. But have you begun to venture into the world of lead climbing and seen arguments about trad vs sport climbing? Within roped climbing, there are a few more styles of rock climbing. Top roping … Read more

Clove Hitch Climbing Technique – A Primer

Tying a one handed clove hitch is a good party trick for your next multi pitch anchor party. The clove hitch climbing technique is one of the simplest ways we can connect ourselves to our anchors. Without it, we would have to buy another piece of gear, like a personal anchor system, to secure ourselves … Read more

Three Best Nuts for Trad Climbing

Climbing nuts are one of the first pieces of trad protection climbers will purchase. Placing nuts are intuitive, they are inexpensive, and will last you a long time. But if you’re new to trad climbing, how do you make sure that you’re getting the best climbing nuts? With climbing experience, you build your own personal … Read more