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Woman climbing up a boulder wearing a Petzl climbing helmet
Equipment

7 Best Climbing Helmets

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 […]

Old man climbing up a mountains proving that there is no age limit to start climbing
How-tos

Is there an age limit to start climbing?

Climbing is an incredible sport, but so many people seem to think that it’s too late to start for them as they didn’t begin when they were younger. Well, you probably didn’t start driving when you were six, but that didn’t stop you from learning when you were sixteen or […]

Locking carabiner and ropes on a climbing wall
Equipment

8 Best Locking Carabiners

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 […]

Petzl Grigri 2 Belay Device with orange climbing rope and carabiner
Equipment

Different Types of Belay Devices

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 […]

Climber belayin a heavier partner
How-tos

How to belay someone much heavier than you

Every climber is different. Sometimes, you’ll be belaying someone about your weight. And other times, you’ll be faced with someone who outweighs you hands down. I honestly never really thought about this when I was first starting out. I was belaying my partner, a friend of mine since childhood, who […]

Climber belaying his partner on a rock face
How-tos

10 Tips You Need to Know for Safer Belaying

Once you get into climbing, there’s a whole set of code to follow for safe belaying. Relax, I’ve got you covered with everything you need to know. Climbing brings with it a whole new set of rules that don’t apply in the regular world. It’s stuff that seems bizarre and […]

Book showing climbing glossary
How-tos

Your Ultimate Climbing Lingo Glossary

When I first got into climbing, I remember feeling like I was in a foreign country because of all the terms and lingo the more seasoned climbers would spout out. Getting into climbing requires more than simply learning the ropes (pun intended) and techniques. It’s also knowing the terms for […]

Man mountaineering with his equipment on a snow-covered mountain
How-tos

12 Types of Climbing

12 types of climbing. You don’t have to do them today or even do them all, but I hope you’ll know what they’re all about so if you’re curious and have built up your techniques on the climbing wall, you can chase after more challenges, so you know which ones are the types of climbs you’ll be doing as a newcomer.