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3 Things To Look For in A Climbing Shoe

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[...]

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10 Things Kids Can Learn From Climbing

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 [...]

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Tips to Improve Your Dynamic Climbing

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[...]

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Get to Know Nick Puff

Butora has pretty amazing people. Our account managers spend months on the road each year meeting awesome retailers and customers. We're introducing to you our account manager of the Mid Atlantic-East Coast territory, Nick Puff.

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Get to Know Tyler McPherson

Butora has pretty amazing people. Our account managers spend months on the road each year meeting awesome retailers and customers. We're introducing to you our account manager of the Pacific territory, Tyler McPherson.

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Gym to Crag: Ten Things We Wished We Knew Before Transitioning to Outdoor Climbing

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,[...]

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Hangboard Training Will Make You a Better Climber

You rely on your upper body strength, power, and endurance to complete ascents. This is true whether you have just started climbing in a gym or you have led routes up sheer granite walls. It is the same no matter the skill level.

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How Tight Should Climbing Shoes Be?

If you're new to climbing, you're probably aware of the fact that your shoes are key to your success. You've likely heard rumors that if your feet don't hurt, your shoes aren't tight enough to be truly effective! But is that true?

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How to care for your climbing shoes

There's a lot of advice out there -- some serious, some not so very -- about how tight your climbing shoes should be. (e.g. "Your climbing shoes should fit snugly, but should not cause pain" to "Your climbing shoes should feel a little like you'd imagine foot binding would[...]

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