What are the most popular climbing shoes competition climbers wear The most important gear determining a climber’s performance is his climbing shoes. This is why climbers are very particular when selecting climbing shoes. And manufacturers have spared no effort into shoe designs. With competition climbing fast becoming mainstream manufacturers are sponsoring comp climbers to showcase their newest shoes.
What are the most popular climbing shoes competition climbers wear The most important gear determining a climber’s performance is his climbing shoes. This is why climbers are very particular when selecting climbing shoes.
What are the most popular climbing shoes competition climbers wear The most important gear determining a climber’s performance is his climbing shoes. This is why
Climbing shoes for men and or women Is there a need for gender specific climbing shoes? Manufacturers in the past few years had willingly jumped
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Start training your thumbs Why it is important to start training your thumbs? This is not a question normally asked by climbers. Fingers strengthening training on hangboards is the go-to method to strengthen your digits. But how do you strengthen your thumb? And come to think of it do you really need
How to train on a hangboard without getting injured? This is a question climbers normally ask after they got injured from hangboard training. A hangboard is a great tool for strengthing fingers and when it comes to climbing, your finger is one of the easiest to get injured. We will look at what to look out for when training on hangboards.
How to prepare for a long multipitch climb So you had been sport climbing single pitch routes for a while now. And you are keen to explore something bigger and higher. Something that is more of an adventure than just hard sport climbing.
Are modern climbing gyms making climbers lazy? Not too long ago being a climber you’ll need to have a few additional skills. Apart from climbing skills, you need to have knowledge of meteorology, logistic planning and entry-level survivor skills.
New to rock climbing? If you are, you’ll find that there are terms that climbers use that you’ll have no idea what it means. Climbing has its own lingo. To be accepted by us climbers, you’ll have to learn to talk like us or you’ll be ostracised. Climbing terms and lingos These are
How to rappel? Rappelling or abseiling (depending on where you come from) is not something many leisure climbers care about. But, if you want to do big wall climbing or even short 3 to 4 pitches multipitch routes. Then rappelling is something you’ll need to learn and practice. Most climbing accidents happened when rappelling and not while you are climbing.
Behind every route, there is a story. The route is “No Name” at Dairy Farm. It is the first official route established and climbed back in 1987. I had been climbing for nearly two decades and to many Gen-Z climbers I am an old fart and any climbers older than me are considered ancient.
The new powerhouse in speed climbing Let’s be honest, speed climbing is not as popular as bouldering or sport climbing. Unless you are training to compete no leisure climber will do speed climbing for fun. Although, speed climbing is not the type of climbing leisure climbers like to do.
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