After you have been climbing for awhile, the next natural step is to start looking for your first pair of climbing shoes, also jokingly called “rubbers”. While the decision is not particularly difficult at face value, there are a lot of factors that must be taken into account before you throw down cash for a… Continue reading The Downside of Tight Climbing Shoes
As a new climber, knots, lingo, and technique are thrown at you left and right. What many new climbers are rarely introduced to is how to fall. Many people naturally pick it up, so why teach it? Learning the proper way to fall is about as important as learning how to tie your eight knot.… Continue reading “If you aren’t falling, you aren’t trying hard enough.”
At my job, I have to start off with the scary things first: climbing is inherently dangerous. On the everyday end, you could end up with scrapes and bruises. On the extreme end, you could end up dead. After you have been climbing for awhile, it is more likely you will end up somewhere in… Continue reading Risk and Reward
“What got you into climbing? Why do you climb?” Different people have very different answers to these questions. I haven’t heard a bad answer yet: to socialize, to lose weight, to be challenged physically or mentally, to get stronger, to have fun… The awesome part of climbing is that it provides all of these things… Continue reading I climb because…
In climbing, there are a lot of different knots that can be used for a lot of different things. This post is about the knots used to tie-in (tying the rope to your climbing harness) for rope climbing. The tie-in setup I will explain is the figure 8 follow-through (FEFT) knot with a strangle knot. The Save-Your-Life… Continue reading It’s Knot That Bad…
So you started rock climbing and you want to climb all the things! The super cool route that has a weird baby head hold on it. The route over in the corner with all blue holds that you saw some strong chick hang from her toes (bat hang) on. But definitely not that problem that… Continue reading VFun and 5.NahBrah
“I climb.” This statement can tell you a lot about the person who says it. Speaking as a completely objective third party observer with absolutely no personal interest in the matter (thank you, Viola Hastings), the speaker will likely be one of the coolest, smartest people you have ever met. What this statement does not… Continue reading A rock is a rock is a rock… right?