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The Basics

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

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

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

Climbing Safety Checks

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 ways … 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