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List of Rock Climbing Equipment Needed

What equipment do I need for rock climbing? Equipment list for all styles of climbing: Shoes La Sportiva FinaleTC Pro Belay Device Petzl GriGri Climbing Harness Black Diamond Momentum Harness Bouldering Gear Mad Rock Mad Pad Rope Sterling Evolution Velocity Dynamic Sport Climbing Equipment Black Diamond Vapor HelmetPetzl Spirit Express Quickdraw Trad Rack Wild Country […]

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Rock Climbing Gear Packages: The Eight Best

Rock climbing gear packages are an excellent way to get new gear and save some money… so you can and your climbing partner can head out for adventures. Whether you’re a beginner at the gym or a seasoned trad fiend eyeing your next ultra classic multi-pitch, these climbing gear packages will keep your wallet full […]

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How to become a rock climbing guide

Are you wondering how to become a rock climbing guide? I was in the same boat as you. I loved teaching my friends the ins and out of rock climbing. I always have a blast sharing tips, tricks, and how to safely have fun in the mountains. I then began to daydream about getting a […]

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Beginner Rock Climbing Gear: Five Pieces You Need

If you’re looking for beginner rock climbing gear, all of the rock climbing gear can be extremely overwhelming. We here at ORB have created this gear guide for new climbers heading to the gym. We’ve taken our past experiences into account and are recommending pieces of gear that will have longevity and remain useful throughout […]

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What are Climbing Ropes 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 nylon and polyamide materials that are both incredibly strong and durable. These nylon ropes have been a huge technological innovation for the sport. I know whenever I buy a dynamic […]

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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 […]