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 …

Find The Best Outdoor Climbing Course

Whether you’re looking to get out on rock for the first time or build up your existing skills, finding the right outdoor climbing course can be challenging, especially if you’re new to the sport or have done all your previous learning from friends and are unsure of who to ask. We put together some tips to help you find the …

Ways to Buy Your First Climbing Shoes

My first climbing shoes were green. I don’t remember what brand. My dad had borrowed them off the local outdoor centre and the laces were so long that I had to wind them around my ankles. There was toe space for me to ‘grow into’, which left them a little loose, but they did the job. Fifteen years or so …

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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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Complete Guide To Find Best Hiking Backpack Gears

There are many outdoor activities to engage in and among those is hiking. And if you the type that enjoys the great outdoors like hiking or camping, then you should also get the most of your outings by becoming well equipped and well prepared. So what must you do to get your camping or hiking trip much more enjoyable and …

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What Are The Best Trekking Poles?

Are you a hike lover but hate those knee peelings? Many love to go for hiking adventure, but hate the price their knees pay for it later. If that sound familiar, then is time to consider adding a hiking trekking pole or even a pair of trekking poles to your gear. According to research, trekking poles can reduce the external …

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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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5 Best Climbing Harness Every climber Should Have

While abseiling you need a harness for holding your weight on the rope. In the market there are different types of harness comes in different shapes and sizes. But if you are looking just to abseil than you need a simple and all around version. What Should You Consider Before Buying a Climbing Harness? Harness comes with at least one …

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Best 5 Climbing Helmets You Should Own as a Climber

To get the most use of a helmet you need to wear it at the time of climbing rather than keep it at your home. If the helmet is on your head, it can mean the difference between your life and heath situation. In this article, I’m going to talk about the top 5 best climbing helmet that climbers use …

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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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What You Should Know Before Buying Climbing Helmet

Boring and boxy looking helmet days are gone. Protecting your head while climbing and abseiling now comes in variety of lightweight styles and gives the best comfort to wear. Wearing a good helmet is a wise decision when you’re abseiling because it protects you from both falling debris and bumping your head with the rocks. A climbing helmet is one …

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Necessary Gears that Your Kids Need To Learn Rock Climbing

If you want your kids to learn how to climb and wondering which equipment to buy for them, then this is the right post for you. Kids these days are smart and they want to learn new things every minute. Climbing can help your kids to learn new things and get a great physical and mental shape. I’ve selected the …

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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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How and Where To Find the Best Climbing Rope Bags

You’ll be lugging around ropes quite often when climbing or abseiling. That’s why it’s a great idea to have the appropriate rope bag which is both practical and comfortable at the same time. There are some key features you should look out while going to buy a potential rope bag for storing your climbing ropes. The size and the shape …

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Protection You Need For Rock Climbing

As a climber, safety comes first in mind and it should be because climbing maybe fun and adventurous but at the same time it can be very dangerous.So to make sure your adventure stays fun and excited you need some protection. While doing abseiling, climbing rope comes first for safety. The anchor point is the most important part of the …

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Where to find Best Carabiners For Rocks Climbing

Metal clips that are used all over the climbing places are known as the Carabiners. Carabiners used to protects things together and kit to climber’s bag. Protects climbers harness and climbing ropes. This equipment is very important in climbing safety and relatively cheap but important part of the abseiling gear. What Should You be looking for? Carabiners come with three …

What is Accessory Cord and Where to Find

A small piece of cord that provides lots of uses for outdoor athletes starting from replacing broken shoelace to attaching equipment to climber’s pack. In abseiling this cord is a simple piece of kit that can be an essential part of your safety gear. It’s always a great idea to have the backup no matter how food climbing equipment is. …

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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 …