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What Are Undercling Climbing Holds and Why Climbers Love/Hate Them

If you have been climbing for a while, you may be interested in learning some common lingo you can use while talking with fellow climbers. Types of holds, for example, are good to know if you are shouting beta (beta is a term used in climbing that explains each move in a climbing route). One …

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What Is A Crimp In Rock Climbing and How To Train For Them

A friend of mine who just started to climb told me that he prefers using handholds that are big enough for his entire hand to grasp because small holds were too difficult to grip and it made me think about crimping and crimp holds. Crimp climbing, also known as crimping, is a climbing grip where …

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Slopers – How To – The Hardest Climbing Hold

I was at a climbing clinic earlier today and the instructor was going through basic climbing language so that everyone at the clinic would be on the same page as she provided direction. The instructor brought up “slopers” and though most of us knew what she was talking about, it was clear that not everyone …

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Bouldering For Beginners: What You Need to Know

As a climber who frequently boulders, I forget that bouldering isn’t widely known. Hopefully, bouldering will be a wider-known sport after people around the world watch it in the 2020 Olympics. For those who don’t know, bouldering is a form of climbing that is harness/rope-free with pads on the ground surrounding the climbing area. Bouldering …

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Clothing For Climbing In The Gym – What Should You Wear?

Maybe you’ve seen Free Solo and you’re inspired to go climbing for the first time or you are going on a rock climbing date with someone special and you are doing some research to be prepared. You may ask: what do you wear for indoor rock climbing?  The nice thing about rock climbing is that …

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How Do You Deal With Climbing Flappers? Prevention and Care

When I first started climbing, my hands went through a beating and I would get rock climbing “flappers” almost every week. I thought that flappers were just something I had to deal with if I wanted to continue climbing so I did some research.  The best way to deal with climbing flappers is to prevent …

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Do you wear socks with rock climbing shoes?

I was top-rope climbing with some of my friends earlier today and was wondering should I wear socks with climbing shoes so I did some research and tried it out. Most professional climbers don’t wear socks with climbing shoes. However, there are plenty of great climbers that wear socks with their climbing shoes and it …

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How Tight Climbing Shoes Should Fit for The Best Performance

I was taking my climbing shoes off today, giving my feet some rest between climbs, and wondering how tight should climbing shoes be so I did a little research. How tight should climbing shoes be? Climbing shoes should be tight enough that there is no space for moving around in the shoe and your toes …

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