If you're looking for a big spender, you might want to reconsider starting a serious relationship with a climber. Oh, he'll spend big, alright—on climbing gear—leaving little to spend on anything else if he's as genuinely passionate as most serious climbers are! If you're into a well-groomed guy, you should probably pass on a climber. Dirty hair, crumpled shirt, and that musky smell of sweat after a climb are pretty standard. That won't change.
Have you ever wondered why someone doesn't just make a route safer by drilling in another bolt? Or why some routes are mixed sport and trad? And why in particular climbing areas, white chalk is not allowed? Why do other climbers at the crag give you side-eye or a death stare[...]Read More »
If you're in the market for a new climbing shoe, chances are you're reading this article because you're doing some research before making an investment on a new pair. While reading individual shoe reviews about another climber's test drive is helpful, every shoe, foot, and[...]Read More »
As a fun competitive exercise, climbing is really popular among adults. But what most people don't realize is that kids can get a lot out of climbing, too! Lots of kids choose to have their birthday party or special events at a climbing gym. While that's great, making [...]Read More »
The primary goal of climbing well is using as little energy as possible. Climbing requires different techniques for different situations: whether static or dynamic. Dynamic movements, compared to static, need a quicker, more powerful response to complete the move. Static[...]Read More »
A lot of rock climbers got their start on the plastic mountain in an indoor climbing gym. This is an excellent way to condition yourself to climb outside. Indoor climbing can happen year-round, and gyms are also conducive to focused and intense training with hang boards,[...]Read More »