Fun Gift Ideas for Rock Climbers

  Crag Cards: Essential Climbing Knots Knots are a key part of climbing, but every single one of us is guilty of forgetting how to do basic knots from time to time. These Crag Cards will instantly rescue you from brain farts, with illustrations and instructions for 19 common and useful climbing knots. The … More Fun Gift Ideas for Rock Climbers

GriGri versus Click Up

Here is a very informative little video discussing the differences and advantages of two assisted-braking belay devices: the Petzl GriGri and the Climb Tech Click Up Belay Device. Petzl has recently released an updated version of the GriGri, so if you’ve been thinking about picking one up, now is the time!

Best Personal Anchor Systems (PAS) For Sport Climbing

One of the necessary pieces of equipment for sport climbing outside is a personal anchor system, or PAS. Popular examples of these PAS climbing safety systems include the Metolius PAS, the Petzl Connect Adjust, and the Sterling Rope Chain Reactor. In this article, we’ll review the need for a personal anchor system while climbing, alternative … More Best Personal Anchor Systems (PAS) For Sport Climbing

The Dawn Wall now on Netflix

Last year saw two movies released about rock climbing El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. They were Free Solo, which profiled free soloist Alex Honnold, and The Dawn Wall, which focused on professional rock climber Tommy Caldwell’s quest to put up a new route on El Capitan. films were released in theaters around the same … More The Dawn Wall now on Netflix

How to Get Into Ice Climbing

Here is a great video about how to get into ice climbing, which touches on topics like how much ice climbing costs, how to learn to ice climb, and good ice climbing destinations for beginners. Buy Petzl Nomic Ice Climbing Ice Axes here.