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 makes up a rock climbing rope?

When I first started climbing, I had a very hard time trusting the climbing rope. I knew that it had been engineered over many years for climbing. But once I got high off the ground, my mind started to wander about the rope. My hands and feet would start to sweat. I’d develop Elvis leg. …

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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. If you’re interested in becoming a rock climbing guide then you’re going to need to have the proper tools for the job. Before I took the SPI Course and Exam, a lot of the gear I was using was something that …

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38 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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