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Rock Climbing Smearing: What Is It, & How to Do It?
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Rock Climbing Smearing: What Is It, & How to Do It?

been rock climbing for a while and one day, you hear about “smearing” but you aren’t completely sure what it...
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Crimping Climbing: How to Crimp Like a Complete Beast
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Crimping Climbing: How to Crimp Like a Complete Beast

Holding onto a tiny hold on a steep wall and your fingertips are dying? Well done, you’re crimping! Not sure...
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Static vs Dynamic Climbing: Ultimate Guide
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Static vs Dynamic Climbing: Ultimate Guide

Explaining the differences between static vs dynamic climbing technique and ropes. What are the pros and cons? Imagine you are...
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What Is Slab Climbing? ~ The Ultimate Guide
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What Is Slab Climbing? ~ The Ultimate Guide

Climbing up a wall that is less than vertical sounds easy, right?  Sorry to break it to you, but slab...
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Do You Use Socks With Climbing Shoes? [It Depends]
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Do You Use Socks With Climbing Shoes? [It Depends]

Can you use socks with climbing shoes? Yes! But should you use them? That’s the question. There’s a lot more...
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How To Measure Ape Index For Climbing [with Calculator]
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How To Measure Ape Index For Climbing [with Calculator]

Your Ape Index plays a crucial part in your ultimate climbing performance... or doesn’t it? The answer to that question...
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What Does ATC Stand For In Rock Climbing?
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What Does ATC Stand For In Rock Climbing?

If you have just entered the world of sports climbing and have slowly begun acquiring your climbing gear, the first...
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The Definitive Guide to the Best Crack Climbing Gloves
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The Definitive Guide to the Best Crack Climbing Gloves

Love crack climbing but don’t love bruised and bleeding hands?  I get you.  But don’t worry, there is an easy...
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5 Best All-Around Climbing Shoes: Find Your Ultimate Shoe
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5 Best All-Around Climbing Shoes: Find Your Ultimate Shoe

An all-around climbing shoe does what it says on the tin. It's suitable for many different types of climbs. An...
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15 Best Wall Climbing Games to Keep Your Stoke High
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15 Best Wall Climbing Games to Keep Your Stoke High

You’ve spent a lot of time in the climbing gym lately and your motivation is starting to go?  We hear...
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When to Resole Climbing Shoes: A Mind-Blowingly Good Guide
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When to Resole Climbing Shoes: A Mind-Blowingly Good Guide

Wondering whether or not you should resole your climbing shoes or just buy new ones? We get it! We’ve included...
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Climbing Ecuador: A Down-Right Amazing Guide [for 2021]
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Climbing Ecuador: A Down-Right Amazing Guide [for 2021]

Ecuador is a wildly diverse country where you can go from tropical beaches to snow capped peaks and down the...
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Albarracin Bouldering: The Ultimate Guide [for 2021]
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Albarracin Bouldering: The Ultimate Guide [for 2021]

 A wandering climber on Pinturas Buldestres, 7C+/8A (sit/stand), in the sector Prado del Navazo. Imagine a serene pine forest, the...
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Top Rope vs Lead Climbing: How Are They Actually Different?
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Top Rope vs Lead Climbing: How Are They Actually Different?

Oh the places you will go Rummaging around the back of your van, you find part of a sandwich. Doesn’t...
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Dry Treated Climbing Ropes: Are They Worth It?
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Dry Treated Climbing Ropes: Are They Worth It?

Once you have decided if you are going to use twin, single or double rope, the question is, should you...
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Why Do Climbers Use Chalk? Does it actually help?
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Why Do Climbers Use Chalk? Does it actually help?

When the sun is blaring and the crack is flaring, sweat and your palms will be a pairing. Why use...
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5 Best Climbing Podcasts of 2021 You Need To Follow
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5 Best Climbing Podcasts of 2021 You Need To Follow

Whether you’re about to embark on a massive road trip and need some audio stimulation to keep you amused on...
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Are Bi-Pattern Climbing Ropes Actually Worth the Money?
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Are Bi-Pattern Climbing Ropes Actually Worth the Money?

When it comes to climbing, not all ropes are created equal.  There are many types of ropes, static, dynamic; single...
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What To Do With Old Climbing Rope: 8 Astonishing Cool Ideas
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What To Do With Old Climbing Rope: 8 Astonishing Cool Ideas

When you have been climbing for a few years, you’ve probably gone through more than one climbing rope.  Through wear...
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7 Best Slab Climbing Shoes: The Ultimate Guide
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7 Best Slab Climbing Shoes: The Ultimate Guide

Who doesn’t love a nice bit of slab climbing?!  We’ve scoured the internet to bring you all you need to...
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