The first thing a new rock climber learns in a climbing gym is how to top-rope, so it makes sense that the first activity a gym to crag climber would want to learn is how to top rope outside. After all, how do you set up a top rope when no one has done it … More Buying Guide For Top-Roping Outside
When you tell your mama you’re getting into rock climbing, the first question she’s going to ask you is: “do you have a helmet for this rock climbing?” And you better be able to answer her: YES!! Below you’ll find our guide to choosing a good helmet for sport climbing. Truth is, it’s not that … More How to Choose a Helmet for Sport Climbing
Your nut tool is good for a few things other than removing stuck stoppers. A few other things you can try: … More Best Nut Tool for Trad 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
Ice climbing is a reallly expensive sport. … More How Much Does it Cost to Get Into Ice Climbing?
Passive protection devices—nuts / stoppers, hexes, and tricams— form the basis of any trad climber’s gear rack. These pieces are relatively inexpensive because they feature no moving parts. But “relatively inexpensive” in climbing is still “pretty expensive.” What Climbing Nuts Should You Buy? Consensus favorites: Black Diamond Stoppers and DMM Wallnuts Black Diamond Stoppers 4-13 Pretty … More Best Stoppers and Nuts for Trad Climbing
A common question that many beginner rock climbers have is: how much does it cost to buy all my own climbing gear? There is a bit of a perception out there that rock climbing is an expensive sport. It’s easiest to answer this question if we consider climbing as a sport with “tiers.” One enters at … More How Much Does it Cost to Get Into Rock Climbing?