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Tall man climbing rock wall
How-tos

Am I Too Tall for Rock Climbing?

The climbing community is a pretty cool group of people. We come from all backgrounds and we come in harmony together for the love of the climb. When you have a group of climbers together, you’ll find mostly men and some women. And a variance of height between all of […]

Climbing shoes on a boulder 5 10 five ten
Equipment

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 […]

Black Diamond Primrose Women's Harness
Equipment

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, […]

Black Diamond Drop Zone Crash Pad
Boudering, Equipment

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 […]

Black Diamond Momentum Harness - Kids
Equipment

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 […]

Lightning strike showing how dangerous a wet climbing rope can be as it conducts electricity
Equipment

Can A Wet Climbing Rope Conduct Electricity?

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 […]

Camp Matik belay device
Equipment

7 Best Belay Devices

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 […]