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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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Exercises to prevent tendon injuries for climbers

Sore tendons are inevitable when it comes to climbing, because, let’s face it, we love climbing, and when you don’t have the pain sensors that tell you to stop climbing, it can be difficult to stop climbing.  For me, it was waking up in the morning and noticing that it was difficult to hold of …

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Climbers’ Tendon Injuries and What Causes Them

Climbing on sore tendons is inevitable, the harder the climbs get, the more crimpy they are. You may start grip training and it’s likely you’re going to start noticing soreness in your hands while you’re climbing. For me, this was waking up in the morning and picking up a cup of coffee and noticing it …

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How to Self- Repel with a Grigri on a Single Line

If you’ve been repelling and want to start upping your gear, then you may be interested in self-repelling with a Grigri on a single line. Repelling with a Grigri on a single line allows you to repel longer distances than on a double line and is a relatively quick option for those canyoneering and don’t …

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What is the safest way to rappel?

About six years ago my then-girlfriend (now wife) rappelled (also known as abseiling) down a rock side and fell 50 feet uncontrollably, breaking almost everything from her waist down – she had to re-learn how to walk and has only recently started climbing again. Since then, I realized that not all rappelling techniques are equal …

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Is Climbing A Sport?

The definition of sport, according to the dictionary is: an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Climbing is a sport as it uses significant physical exertion, skill, is competitive and is showcased on television for entertainment. Not only does climbing meet the …

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