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Equipment

How to Belay

How to Belay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cda_Qk68Cao&t=54s    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 … Read More

Rock Climbing and Health

Health and Climbing Rock Climbing on a Climbing Wall     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 … Read More

Rock Climbing Belay Devices

Rock Climbing Belay Devices Braking Assisted Device (GriGri)     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 … 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

Getting Started

Getting Started in Rock Climbing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8YSRmQ-nj4            In order to get started in rock climbing, you first need to decide which of the three main disciplines you would like to try. The easiest to get into is bouldering. These are very … Read More

Rock Climbing Gear

What Gear Do I Need? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8YSRmQ-nj4           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 of … Read More