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The Evolution of Climbing Belay Devices

Before belay devices, people would just tie a rope around their waist while climbing. Eventually harnesses and different rods were used and to add additional safety to climbers but it wasn’t till the belay device that we saw a dramatic change in climbers safety. What is a climbing belay device? A climbing belay device is …

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What Should You Record In A Climbing Journal?

I was watching Free Solo a couple of days ago (for the third time…) and I can’t stop thinking about how much Alex Honnold attributes his climbing improvements and training success to his climbing journal. It got me wondering what I should include in my climbing journal so I did some research about it. What …

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Is Bouldering That Hard? Ya, It’s Hard – This Is Why

There is a lot of opinions about bouldering out there, including my own and it got me wondering about the difficulty of bouldering for the average person, so I did some research. Is bouldering hard? Bouldering requires a lot of strength in addition to technique and skills so it is considered very difficult. Even among …

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Is Climbing Considered A Sport

Climbing is only just becoming an activity that households around the world are familiar with. However, with the addition of climbing to the Olympics, I’ve been seeing more questions about whether or not climbing is considered a sport. So I did some research into what is a sport and also considered hundreds of opinions found …

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Is Climbing and Bouldering Good For Cardio?

As an avid climber, I’ve recognized many benefits that climbing brings to me, including physical, mental and emotional. However, a very debatable benefit is whether or not climbing and bouldering are good for cardio health so I decided to do some research to find out. Is climbing good for cardio? Climbing increases your heart rate …

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