Author Archives: Dan Krug

Belay Device

Belay Devices

    There are three main styles of belay device: tube style, locking-assisted, 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

Health and Climbing

    The average person in the Western world lives a fairly sedentary lifestyle. Rock climbing offers a fun and exciting way to get your daily exercise. It provides a multitude of physical and mental benefits in a unique and exhilarating … Read More

Covid-19 Safety Plan

Denver Climbing Company takes the safety of our clients, staff, and community very seriously. We have remained closed for the entirety of the Stay at Home Order and fully agree this was a necessary step in the fight against the … Read More

Best Climbing Gyms in Denver

Whether you’re looking to try out a new hobby or you’re an avid climber in Denver for the first time, or perhaps you’re searching for a new way to get fit in your hometown – we’re going to cover the … Read More

The Best Outdoor Activities in Denver

    According to Lonely Planet’s Top Cities to Visit in 2020, Denver is ranked 10th globally and 2nd best destination in the US behind Washington DC. Tourists can access the best outdoor activities in Denver. It is the unrivaled paradise … Read More

Rock Climbing History

Rock Climbing History     Rock climbing was born out of the long tradition of mountaineering. It began with mountaineers needing to climb technical areas of rock in order to reach the summit. This led to mountaineers practicing technical climbing in … Read More

Building a Trad Rack

   The equipment needed to begin trad climbing builds on the items from your sport rack. You will still need your harness, belay device, etc. But in addition to the basics of climbing gear, you will need to start acquiring … Read More

Best Climbing Areas Near Denver

Denver, Colorado Climbing Areas Clear Creek Canyon     There is a lifetime of climbing in the areas surrounding Denver, CO.  But two nearby cities especially stand out. Boulder, a city 30 miles northwest, sits at the base of the Flatirons—a … Read More

Training for Climbing

Training for Climbing     There are many ways to train for rock climbing–but a combination of cross training and discipline specific training will show the most results. You will want to train your endurance and develop lean muscle. The most … Read More