September 18, 2019

Climbing Competition Isolation

For on-sight rock climbing competitions, climbers must attempt the routes with no previous knowledge of the route or sequences. This is accomplished by holding the climbers in […]
September 18, 2019

Climbing Competition Preview

Prior to each on-sight indoor rock-climbing competition, climbers are given the opportunity to preview the route. The Differences between climbers like size, strength, technique, weight, experience make […]
September 18, 2019

How to Prepare for Climbing Competitions

The goal is to “peak” your performance level on the day of the competition. To do this you should begin specific preparation activities about two-months prior to […]
September 18, 2019

Climbing Competition Types and Formats

There are many types of climbing competitions: Bouldering, red point, on-sight, and speed climbing. Each type of competition can be done effectively on an indoor rock […]
September 18, 2019

What is Competitive Rock Climbing for Kids?

What is Competitive Rock Climbing for Kids? COMPETITIONS, BOULDERING, SPORT CLIMBING (ROPES), SPEED CLIMBING Rock climbing is no longer an activity just for dirtbags living in […]
June 29, 2018

Belaying in Climbing Gym

This technique guide focuses on gym climbing, for you to learn and/or review basic top rope and lead climbing techniques, including tying into the rope, the […]
June 28, 2018

Day Hiking Checklist

Intentionally comprehensive so you don’t forget anything, our checklist for day hikers starts with the required Ten Essentials. Adapt those and the remaining items on the […]
June 22, 2018

How to Choose Rock Climbing Shoes

Rock climbing shoes are the interface between you and the rock, and the wrong type of shoe or fit can hold you back. When choosing climbing […]
June 22, 2018

How to Choose Quickdraws

Once you have rock shoes, a harness, belay device, locking carabiners and a helmet, your next logical gear purchase is a few sets of quickdraws.   […]
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