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Basic tips for beginner climbers

17 Bits of Advice For New Trad Climbers For The Best Experience

Trad climbing is essential for many routes, especially multi-pitch routes but it can also be nerve-wracking. The added stress of placing your own protection instead of just clipping into pre-drilled bolts means that you’re more responsible for your safety and an error on your part can result in a ground fall. It sounds scary (it …

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Is Falling on Cams and Nutts Dangerous? How To Place Gear Safely

A common mantra in Trad climbing is “the leader never falls.” Though it is ideal not to fall, the mantra may make you wonder how safe falling on gear actually is. When placed correctly, cams and nuts (gear used for trad climbing) are safe to fall on. Most gear covers 8-12 kN or 1,798-2,698 lbs …

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When Should You Start Hangboarding For Boulder’s

Hangboarding is known for being a great training tool for increasing your grip strength and grip technique. However, there is a lot of contradicting information for when it is safe to start hangboard training.  When should boulders start hangboarding? The most common recommendation for boulderers is to wait until you have been bouldering for at …

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Can You Boulder Alone? The 8 Benefits of Climbing Alone

Some of my friends like bouldering but because schedules conflict, we don’t go together very often. This got me thinking about if you actually need a friend to go bouldering. Unlike rope climbing, you don’t need a belayer for bouldering so can you do it alone? Bouldering indoors alone is very common due to the …

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The Complete Guide For Bouldering Grades – What You Should Know

As a beginner climber, you are likely noticing your skill level improving quickly and proof of that is in the bouldering grades that you keep leveling up through. Bouldering grades are the level of difficulty that a route is. The harder the route, the higher the grade. You may be visiting different gyms in your …

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DIY Hangboard With Jugs and Edges for less than $15

I made my Hangboard for less than $20 by borrowing tools and using recycled wood. The only thing that I paid for was sandpaper and screws. Plus, if you don’t want to make ½-inch holes in your wall like what most hangboards require, then you are going to love how we mounted this hangboard. If …

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What You Need To Know Before Starting Indoor Rock Climbing

If you want to get started with indoor rock climbing, you are probably wondering what to expect and guidance for being able to climb better your first time. Indoor rock climbing is fun and a great workout but there are a few things that I’ve included in this article to help you get started so …

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17 Reasons Why Bouldering Is So Popular

The climbing industry has been booming since 2016 and it is becoming more and more popular. One of the biggest growing activities in the climbing industry is bouldering. Bouldering is when you climb up to 12-15 without any routes. In comparison to sport climbing, the routes usually require more technique and strength. Bouldering is a …

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