Best Climbing Exercises for Beginners

Starting out with climbing can seem quite daunting at first: completely new kit, knots and belaying techniques that need to be learnt, and the lingo that goes along with a new sport. If you’re just starting out, try these drills to help improve your technique and make you feel more confident on the wall. Pause Drill Choose a route that’s …

Improve Your Lead Climbing Outdoors

Climbing is a mental challenge for me.  I’ve felt embarrassed and frustrated in equal measure at my slow progress in trad lead climbing outdoors.  If I had a pound for every time my friends and climbing partners said ‘you can easily do that – it’s well within your capability’, before I backed off a route (sometimes before even starting!), then …

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Tents Evey Climbers Should Carry in Winter

One thing to consider while setting out for a winter climbing trip is your safety. You need to protect yourself from the harsh environment and insect bite. And one of the ways to get maximum protection is going out there with a tent. But when it comes to finding a four-season tent, it seems like there are almost endless items …

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The Complete History of Rock Climbing

The history of rock climbing begins around 1890 and is broken down into five major periods. Initially reserved for mountaineers, it is developing as an activity in its own right. The first climbing competitions date from 1947. This evolution is marked by at least two components: the hardware evolves, providing more security and therefore more and more freedom; Competitions that …

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Top 8 Tips For Hiking With Your Dog

Want to turn that daily walk into an interesting and fun hike? Well, it can become even fascinating if you do the workout with your pet. Every hike lovers know there is plenty of opportunities to explore new places and going with your dog on hiking adventure is such a great way to enjoy the fresh air in the outdoors. …

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A Full Day Hiking Gear Check List

Going out for a day hike is one of the delightful way to get a part of nature both with friends and family. And is not less if you are going to be out there in the open space all by yourself. So if you’re going for your first hiking or you have always been in the mountain hiking then …

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Must Watch Rocks Climbing Films For Climbers

One of the intriguing things in this new age of media and technology is the series of movies released daily and no matter the niche you have in mind, there is just a film for it. Whether it’s a new memoir or just a short video clip of an expedition on Instagram, its quality is best defined by the story …

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Top 10 Great Place to Hike in Seattle

While the day last and the sun shine, it is time you get outside and have a feel of the breeze around Seattle. Because in less than minute from the downtown Seattle, you can be in a mossy forest about 1,000 feet to the alpine lake. Sound interesting already? Whereas there are many places to go hiking in Seattle, you …

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Beginners Guide to Rock Climbing – Here is How to Get Started

So, you have come to this page because you have decided to begin Rock Climbing. However, you don’t have even the slightest idea of where to start. Let me start by telling you that you have made an excellent choice. Rock Climbing gives you a rollercoaster of emotions. It can be emotionally nerve-wracking, awesome and fun all at the same …

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Best Sport Climbing Routes in America

Eastern Quality over quantity is the rock mantra for this part of the country. And the climbs are so damn good that we could make a case for filling half our national list with the hardman testpieces of Rumney and the bomber sandstone lines of the New River Gorge alone. Climbers like Joe Kinder, Dave Graham, and Sasha DiGiulian got …

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What Is Rock Climbing?

Rock climbing is an exciting and challenging sport that will give you a rush like no other. Combining physical strength with mental focus, rock climbers study routes, figuring out moves as they go, and then use insane power, flexibility and agility to conquer dizzying heights. With indoor walls popping up all over the country and some truly stunning outdoor climbing spots, the UK is …