Ape Index Climbing

Have some of your climbing friends been talking about their ape index? The jargon in climbing seems to be endless, and now suddenly we’re talking about apes? What is Ape Index? Ape Index is a term that describes your arm span (wingspan) in relation to your height. The ape index can be expressed as either …

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Climbing Gym Rehoboth Beach

If you’re looking for climbing or bouldering gyms in Rehoboth Beach Delaware (or at Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach), you don’t have many options. I guess that’s not too surprising since there are so many other awesome activities at the beach. But I understand the urge to climb! I’ve been reading a book at the …

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Is it Possible to Climb Too Much as a Beginner?

Yes, you can climb too much as a beginner. An overuse injury will be incredibly detrimental to your climbing progression. I remember when I first started climbing it was all I wanted to do. I wanted to go every single day. And on the days I forced myself to take a rest day I was …

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Slopers Climbing: From Foe to Friend

A sloper is a round hold, with no edges or pockets, and it looks like a hill or ski slope and is one of the only featureless holds. Slopers are one of the most controversial climbing holds among many climbers. Maybe it’s because they can put a lot of strain on your wrist, maybe it’s …

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Bouldering vs Rock Climbing

Thinking of bouldering and rock climbing as two separate sports isn’t quite right. It’s not so much “bouldering vs rock climbing”, but that bouldering is a subset of rock climbing. Rock climbing is a general and vast sport. There are SO many niches within climbing: traditional climbing, aid climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, gym climbing… …

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Best Climbing Gear of 2024

This is your one stop shop for the best of climbing gear lists. You’ll find our top recommendations for a variety of categories here. We have more in depth climbing gear reviews linked in each section, so if you want to get down to the nuts and bolts you’re free to go ahead and nerd …

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Metolius Magnum Crash Pad Review

The Metolius Magnum crash pad is a large tri fold pad that has a landing zone of over 20 feet. Despite the large nature of the pad, it’s not too painful or cumbersome to hike around with. The pad comes with nice to have quality of life features like a carpet rug to brush your …

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Is Rock Climbing a Good Workout?

Perfect views are the cherry on top from a day of outdoor rock climbing

Does it seem like everyone you know is suddenly going to a rock climbing gym for their workout? The sport has blown up and that leaves many people wondering if rock climbing is a good workout. Rock climbing helps you build strength, endurance and it’ll make you sweat! If you’re just starting out rock climbing, …

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What Does Belay Mean?

An auto belay device will typically have its own wall at the climbing gym

The jargon used in climbing is endless: bomber, gaston, belay? Who comes up with all this stuff?? As climbing has evolved, climbers developed their own language to simplify concepts within the sport. Language helps us communicate clearly and effectively. As Kevin from the office so eloquently puts it, “Why waste time say lot word when …

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Bouldering Tips to Send Your Next Project

Did you know that beginner boulderers have a huge advantage over a well-seasoned climber? Do you know why? It’s because the beginner has a clean slate! A seasoned climber can have bad habits ingrained into their climbing technique. It’s not easy to break these habits that we’ve programmed into muscle memory. For all the beginners …

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