I remember all too well the first time my best friend dragged me to the climbing wall. I’d been an unwilling participant but I’d made a promise I’d give it a try. And I remember how hard he’d laughed when I asked him if I could wear my glasses. Perhaps […]
Recently, some climbing friends had gathered together for a non-climbing scenario. I know, shocking, right? Anyway, one of the newer guys who had just gone out on his first crag after spending time on the climbing wall at the gym asked us about wet ropes and electricity. To me, it […]
Looking for a new belay device? Or perhaps you’re just beginning your adventures into climbing and getting your first one. Whatever the occasion, I hope I can provide some valuable insight to help guide you in the right direction. If you’re here, you know what a belay device is but […]
If you wear glasses, it’s highly likely you’ve felt like a dweeb in them at some point. I should have known I’d have it coming in my youth when I snickered at the kid with the thick glasses in my class. Just a decade later, I was at the eye […]
I’m going to go ahead and state the obvious here: climbing is a very dangerous sport to engage in. BUT, I’d like to put that “but” right in there and say this: that is why we have special safety equipment to protect us. When used properly, this equipment can protect […]
You guys know I’m always real when I post, so I have to tell you something. When I first began climbing, I completely scoffed at the idea of climbing underwear. I mean, come on! There are so many things we need for this sport, I thought the idea of climbing […]
The purpose of carabiners, in general, is to stay shut. But when you’re well above the ground, you don’t want to take the chance of trusting that it will stay shut. That’s why climbers favor locking carabiners to be extra sure that it’s not coming open until YOU open it […]
Once into the world of climbing, you’ll be using a lot of new gear. Which is why, it’s important to know what does what and how each different item benefits you. There are plenty of awesome brands and it really depends on your needs and comfort for which one you […]
Climbing shoes should never hurt! They might be tight when you first start breaking them in, but they should never ever cause you pain. In this post, I’m going to talk to you more in-depth about how tight your climbing shoes should be and everything you need to know to make sure once you determine the best kind of climbing shoe for your needs that you choose a pair that fit just right.
It all boils down to what you’re going to use your climbing shoes for, your preference of style, and your preference of materials. For beginners, I suggest the neutral style and you can work your way on up to a more technical shoe from there. Even when you do, that neutral shoe will be with you on your multi-pitch climbs to give you more comfort.