Looking for new hiking boots? When I first started getting into hiking, I was told to buy my hiking boots a size bigger than regular shoes. I thought that seemed strange, but when you think about the science of feet, it makes perfect sense. By nature, your feet swell up […]
Do Sharpies or Markers damage soft rock climbing gear?
When it comes to your climbing gear, you invest a fair amount in it just to keep up with the sport. That being said, it seems only logical that you’d want to label your harnesses and ropes. If you recall the days of summer camp where your mom wrote your […]
How can I pack my food so it doesn’t smell?
The great outdoors is an extraordinary place, full of peacefulness and reconnecting with nature. It’s nice to unplug for a bit and get back in touch with what really matters, especially when you camp out with family or close friends. There’s nothing like gazing up at the stars together and […]
How do I tie a sleeping bag to my backpack?
Are you going on your first multi-pitch? No doubt you’re excited but with staying overnight and camping out comes the nitty-gritty details of how to take all your gear for climbing as well as your overnight essentials. In particular, many people wonder how do I tie a sleeping bag to […]
How to cut a climbing rope
If you’ve been climbing for any amount of time, you’ve likely noticed that it takes a toll on your climbing rope. Your climbing rope will show the most stress at the ends. It gets taxed by the friction from your carabiners, likely where you’ll spot the first signs of damage. […]
Can You Rock Climb Barefoot?
Yes, rock climbing barefoot is doable but not recommended for many solid reasons. Keep reading to find out why you should put your climbing shoes on before you hit the climbing wall or other vertical for your next climb.
How to Shrink Climbing Shoes
Are your climbing shoes too big? If you want to learn how to shrink them, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re a new climber and accidentally overestimated your foot size when shoe shopping for climbing shoes, like me or you’ve lost weight and your feet have shrunk in size […]
8 Best Climbing Harnesses for Women
For women climbers, it’s important to get a harness that fits you just right. This is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment we use anywhere we climb, which is why you should invest in your own climbing harness designed just for women. Whereas helmets are typically unisex, […]
7 Best Bouldering Crash Pads
Hi! Welcome to my crash-course on bouldering crash pads! In other posts, I’ve enthused how new climbers should get with bouldering first to master climbing techniques. It’s a lot easier because you’re lower and you don’t need ropes, harnesses, or belay devices to get your climbing fix in. Many people […]
7 Best Climbing Harnesses for Children
Whether you started taking up climbing before becoming a parent or if it’s something you began to explore after starting your family, it doesn’t matter. Because sooner or later, kids get curious about your gear. And more than likely, you’ve had to take them along to the climbing gym because […]