Rock Climbing: The Basics

Belay Devices

    There are three main styles of belay device: tube style, autoblocking, and figure 8. Each have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. The most basic and widespread are the tube style belay devices such as the Black Diamond ATC … Read More

How to Belay

    Learning to belay is the single most important thing about beginning to climb. Belaying is what keeps climbing safe. The techniques used are incredibly simple and very important. The first rule of belaying is never take your hand off … Read More

Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

Getting Started : Rock Climbing

Getting Started Rock Climbing     In order to get started in rock climbing, you first need to decide which of the three main disciplines you would like to try. One way to get started is bouldering. These are very short … Read More

Belay Device

Beginners Guide – Climbing Equipment

A BEginners Guide to Climbing Equipment     The gear needed for rock climbing varies greatly depending on the style of climbing you intend to do, but the necessities begin with four basic items. At minimum, you will need a pair … Read More

Rock Climbing Safety

Rock Climbing Safety     Rock climbing is dangerous. The single most important aspect of climbing is safety. If you are not being completely safety conscious you are risking both your life and the life of your partner. There are many … Read More