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.   […]
June 22, 2018

How to Choose Climbing Slings, Cords and Webbings

When you’re on the sharp end of the rope, a well-stocked rack is as important as a trustworthy belayer. If you’re just getting into trad climbing, […]
June 21, 2018

How to Choose Climbing Ropes

If you’re shopping for a climbing rope, there are four main considerations.
June 21, 2018

How to Choose Climbing Nuts, Stoppers and Chocks

If you’re an aspiring trad climber setting up your rack, you’ll want to get a wide range of protection gear (aka: “pro.”) This will include both […]
June 21, 2018

How to Choose Climbing Harnesses

The importance of choosing the correct climbing harness can become quite clear when you are on a rock or ice face. Your type of climbing will […]
June 21, 2018

How to Choose Carabiners

Different climbing tasks require different kinds of carabiners. To choose and use them properly, you must first understand the differences between them. There are three main […]
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