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6 WAYS TO INCREASE EXPLOSIVE POWER TO IMPROVE YOUR CLIMBING

Climbing doesn't just require overall strength and endurance. Explosive power also plays a significant role, particularly when a climber moves to higher grades. Explosive movement becomes critical for completing that next move, especially in tougher boulder problems. 

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Learn to Lead Climb - Effective Communication

The time spent as belayer and climber requires a high level of trust. An essential part of any trusting relationship is communication. If you are not a well-seasoned climber or leader, establish communication vocabulary and methods before a climb. It is your responsibility to[...]

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WHY ARE CLIMBING SHOES CURVED?

The shoes you wear when you climb serve as the medium between you and the rock. If you wear a shoe that does not help you specifically, your potential climbing ability is held back. If you have a passion for climbing, you must take care when choosing your gear, especially[...]

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The Creation of Climbing shoes

History

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CLIMBING AND THE COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION

All climbers know the effects of gravity, but understanding the coefficient of friction can help to maximize your climbing efforts. According to Physics Central, when Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson free-climbed Dawn Wall in Yosemite National park in 2015, they relied not[...]

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Climbing Shoes - Laces vs. Velcro

 

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How Climbing Shoes Are Resoled

AN INTRO TO CLIMBING SHOE RESOLING:

Whether you're a novice or a veteran climber, the right pair of climbing shoes is essential. With wear and tear inevitable and prices ranging from $90 to $200 for new shoes, resoling is sometimes a friendlier option for your wallet. The[...] Read More »
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