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How to build safe climbing anchors from bolts

As an avid climber, I’ve set-up many anchors outdoors for top-rope climbing on bolts. Recently, while talking to a friend about her outdoor experience, she told me that she’s never set-up the anchors herself and has always relied on someone else to do it. This got me thinking about the value of knowing how to …

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Neglected Techniques Necessary for V4-V5 Progression

V3 is an incredible milestone for climbers and once you hit that moment, you may start feeling like climbing V4s is a steeper learning curve and much harder to accomplish. The biggest challenge I noticed as I was working on V4s was that the techniques I needed to use require a bit more strength than …

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What Happened During The Men’s 2021 Climbing Olympics?

By now you’ve seen who medalled for the Men’s Olympics and you may be wondering – why didn’t anyone anticipate this line up? Today we are looking at what happened and why everyone (including myself) was wrong I’m also reviewing what it would have looked like if Speed Climbing wasn’t in the Olympics this year …

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Belaying 101: You Shouldn’t Climb Without Reading This

Belaying is the most important safety skill in climbing and understanding the ins and outs of it can help keep you and your climbing friends safe. If you want to be safe while climbing you and your climbing partner need to be proficient with belaying and it should feel like second nature. This guide directs …

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Taping Fingers For Climbing: Why and How

If you Google “climber’s hands” right now, you’re going to get a bunch of pictures of either bloody fingers or taped up fingers. So what’s with the tape. Why do climbers tape their hands?  There are two main reasons climbers use tape while they’re climbing; The first reason is for skin issues such as flapper …

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Who Are The Climbers Competing in the Tokyo Olympics 2021?

Olympics are coming (August 3rd) and I made an article a couple of months back about what to expect with the Olympics (events, scoring, list of climbers, etc) and I realized that if you’re like me, then you’re going to want to know about the individual climbers entering the competition – so I did some …

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