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Definition: What is Onsight vs Flash vs Redpoint Climbing
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Definition: What is Onsight vs Flash vs Redpoint Climbing

If you are a beginner climber stopping by at a sport climbing crag, you will most definitely be hit around...
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Taping Your Finger and Hands  – Best Tape for Climbing
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Taping Your Finger and Hands – Best Tape for Climbing

Choosing the wrong climbing tape could mean the difference between a good or bad day out at the crags or...
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Review of the Best Rock Climbing Gloves for Rope Handling, Belay and Rappelling
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Review of the Best Rock Climbing Gloves for Rope Handling, Belay and Rappelling

*Article Updated As Of Climbing gloves are probably one of the lesser known pieces of gear, but one of the...
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Weight Limit For Rock Climbing – Is There a Weight Limit for Indoor Rock Climbing?
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Weight Limit For Rock Climbing – Is There a Weight Limit for Indoor Rock Climbing?

Just saw Free Solo and interested in giving it a shot?  Wondering if there are any weight limits or restrictions?...
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What Muscles Are Used In Rock Climbing and Bouldering?
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What Muscles Are Used In Rock Climbing and Bouldering?

Which muscles do you actually use while rock climbing?  After a hard session at the gym, I feel like I’ve...
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What is Smearing in Rock Climbing & Techniques on How To Do It!
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What is Smearing in Rock Climbing & Techniques on How To Do It!

You've been rock climbing for a while and one day, you hear about “smearing” but you aren’t completely sure what...
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Crimping in Rock Climbing: Techniques To Crimp Like a Beast!
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Crimping in Rock Climbing: Techniques To Crimp Like a 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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Dynamic vs Static Climbing Differences: Ropes and Techniques
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Dynamic vs Static Climbing Differences: Ropes and Techniques

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 Technique? ~ Tips to Improve for Indoor and Bouldering
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What Is Slab Climbing Technique? ~ Tips to Improve for Indoor and Bouldering

Climbing up a wall that is less than vertical sounds easy, right?  Sorry to break it to you, but slab...
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Are you Supposed to Wear Socks with Rock Climbing Shoes?
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Are you Supposed to Wear Socks with Rock Climbing Shoes?

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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Arm Span to Height Ratio ~ Ape Index Calculator For Rock Climbing
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Arm Span to Height Ratio ~ Ape Index Calculator For Rock Climbing

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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Meaning of Air Traffic Controller (ATC) In Rock Climbing
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Meaning of Air Traffic Controller (ATC) 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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Reviews: Best Rock Climbing Crack Gloves ~ Ocun, BD & OR
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Reviews: Best Rock Climbing Crack Gloves ~ Ocun, BD & OR

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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Men, Women, Outdoor & All Day Rock Climbing: Best Versatile Climbing Shoes
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Men, Women, Outdoor & All Day Rock Climbing: Best Versatile Climbing Shoes

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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Rock Climbing Games For Kids ~ Best Wall Climb Activities
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Rock Climbing Games For Kids ~ Best Wall Climb Activities

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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How to Resole Rock Climbing Shoes: Regarding Split Toe & Rand Repair
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How to Resole Rock Climbing Shoes: Regarding Split Toe & Rand Repair

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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Rock Climbing in Ecuador: What Mountains to Climb and Hike
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Rock Climbing in Ecuador: What Mountains to Climb and Hike

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

 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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How are Top Rope vs Lead Climbing Different From Each other?
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How are Top Rope vs Lead Climbing Different From Each other?

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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Rope Dry Treatment: Is It Worth It For Rock Climbing?
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Rope Dry Treatment: Is It Worth It For Rock Climbing?

Once you have decided if you are going to use twin, single or double rope, the question is, should you...
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