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Indoor Bouldering: Do’s and Don’ts For Beginners

Whether you don’t want to stand out as a beginner in the bouldering gym or you are going bouldering for the first time, you may want to know what to expect and basic do’s and don’ts for a bouldering gym. If this sounds relatable, then here is the perfect bouldering guide for you.  Included below …

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7 Common Mistakes in Rock Climbing For Beginners

The likelihood of you making a mistake while climbing is very high, especially when you are a beginner. The most important thing in climbing (besides safety, of course) is to have fun so worrying about the hundreds of mistakes you may or may not make isn’t worth much of your time. However, if you want …

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5 Common Injuries in Climbing and How To Prevent Them

Like athletes in any sport, most rock climbers have experienced some sort of injury. Rock climbing can be a dangerous sport but safety gear and safe practices make injuries minimal and they are usually preventable. However, there are some injuries that are caused by unbalanced muscles or overuse that have become the most common causes …

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A Guide For Climbers: Bouldering Drills 101

Whether you are trying to “up” your bouldering game by adding bouldering drills into your climbing regimen or you want to switch up your bouldering training with new or different drills, here is your training guide to become a stronger climber. Why Include Bouldering Drills In Your Climbing Regimen Bouldering Drills aren’t for everyone. If …

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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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