Barefoot rock climbing, can you do it? Should you do it? Climbing can be a very expensive sport as opposed to many others such as running or ball sports, especially for people from low-income countries. For someone who wants to have a full set of climbing gear, you need an investment of around a thousand […]
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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 the head with some of the following terms: redpoint, onsight, flash, pinkpoint, beta, and maybe even greenpoint and headpoint. Learning a new sport is hard even without all the technical jargon. So you might be […]
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 it means and what you do, exactly. Well then, this one’s for you! Here, we’ll go into everything you need to know about this foot technique, how to do it, what the common mistakes are, […]
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 what we’re talking about? Then here’s all you need to know about crimping in climbing! A crimp can mean two different things in rock climbing: it’ll either mean a small edge or hand-hold, or mean […]