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12 Easy Workouts To Increase Hand and Grip Strength For Climbers

Grip training in climbing is one of the most popular and necessary aspects of climbing training. Whether you are just starting to train grip strength or you are looking for something new to add to your grip training regimen, these training exercises are a great way to build your grip strength.   This is a list …

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37 Things Serious Climbers Bring With Them To The Mountains

37 things may seem like a lot, but most climbers carry this stuff every time they go to the mountains. Generally, climbers bring safety gear, climbing necessities, first aid and other more advanced gear. I also included a bonus item at the end (#38) that many climbers regret forgetting so read to the end or …

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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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