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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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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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How often should you hike? Beginners to advanced hikers

Hiking is one of those activities that I’ve always enjoyed and I live 20 minutes from the mountains so it’s something I could do, if I wanted to, every single day. That being said, there is a recommended frequency for hiking. Though you can work up to hiking daily, beginners should start with 1 or …

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Is hiking safe? 7 tips for safety and what to avoid on and off the trail

Every summer (and sometimes the snowy winter) I get filled with excitement for hiking mountains and seeing views that are beyond beautiful but with so many reports of heat exhaustion, deaths and horror stories, it makes me wonder if hiking is safe so I did some research. Like many activities, hiking can be safe but …

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How To Belay With A Grigri For Top Rope Climbing | With photos and video

In today’s video, we’re going to talk about using the Grigri for top-rope climbing. And it’s an amazing belay device. Honestly, if you’re worried about falling or you’re worried about your belayer being new to belay, this is a great tool that you can use to get that extra sense of safety. If you fall …

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How Climbing Routes Are Set: Interview with Team USA Chief Route Setter Mike Bockino

Have you ever been climbing and wonder why is that climbing hold placed there? Or maybe you’re watching a competition and wondering why that foothold has that specific angle? Every handhold and foothold has been placed on the spot and in that position on purpose. It has a reason. To learn more about route setting …

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