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What is Climbing Rope Made of?

What exactly is climbing rope made of? Climbing ropes are the most critical component in a climber’s safety system. Modern climbing ropes are made of materials that are both incredibly strong and durable. I know whenever I buy a dynamic climbing rope, I usually find a color and pattern we like and buy it. We […]

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The Truth About Gear For The AMGA SPI Assessment

Let’s gear up and find the truth about gear for the AMGA SPI Assessment (and here’s how to pass the SPI Exam on your first try) The American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor Assessment is a two day (16-hour) exam. The exam is the follow-up to a three-day (24 hours) course. The course and […]

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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, […]

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One Quick Trick to Decode Your Petzl GriGri Serial Number

Do you know how to read your Petzl GriGri serial number? Have you ever examined your gear, seen the string of characters, and thought to yourself, “if only I knew how to read Petzl serial number!” It’s happened to us! The Petzl GriGri is an incredibly versatile tool. A must-have for the AMGA Single Pitch […]