Best Carabiners for Rock Climbing & Mountaineering

There are three essential pieces of gear that modern rock climbing would be impossible without: harness, rope, and of course your rock climbing carabiner. It is amazing that these simple items have evolved over the past few decades to enable people to scale thousands of feet with minimal risk, to save lives, and to push […]

Introductory Gear & Techniques: What Is Aid Climbing?

If you’re still new to the massive world of climbing, I can only imagine how intimidating things can be. With the endless myriad of available climbing styles, many beginners find it hard to choose an option that would fit their skills and preferences. Unfortunately, I can’t really unravel all of the climbing mysteries in one […]

Basics of What Trad Climbing Is and How To Get Started

First things first, what is trad climbing? Trad climbing is, unequivocally, the single most addictive and enthralling activity on the face of the planet. It’s adventurous, intriguing and imposing. It’s captivating and calming, exhilarating and daunting, all in equal measure. It’s a paradoxically austere and grandiose sport that can be life-changing and life-affirming.  Now that […]

Basics: Tips & Techniques to Learning How to Lead Climb

Lead climbing. That somewhat horrifying but undeniably attractive activity that you’ve probably seen some of the local crushers practicing at the gym. Today we’re going to tell you everything you need to know to lead climb like a pro, lead belay like a boss, and give you some bonafide-tested steps to lead climbing mastery. Whether […]