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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]