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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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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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Choosing a great climbing partner

Climbing isn't just a sport. It can be a lifestyle - just ask all the #vanlife climbers out there! The uninitiated may shake their collective heads at our foolhardiness, but for those of us who live and breathe climbing, nothing compares to the feel of clean, sturdy rock[...]

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Reading Routes- How to Mentally Map Out Your Climb

Climbing isn't all about the physical; much of it is mental, as you've probably come to find out if you've been at the sport for awhile. A considerably large and critical part of the mental aspect is the planning, or "reading," of climbing routes - read on to learn more:


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Is it time for a more aggressive shoe?

You've discovered rock climbing and the art of self-challenges, and little by little, you've been honing your skills. The question is, are your starter all-around climbing shoes holding you back? Put another way, when is the time right to step into a more aggressive pair of[...]

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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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