Gear

portable hangboard

Best portable and affordable hangboards to buy

Best Portable and affordable hangboards What are the best portable and affordable hangboards to buy? It is every climber’s wish to have a hangboard installed in the house. But to install a full-size hangboard is a bit of a pain and let’s be honest how likely are we to be

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How to wash climbing rope

How to wash climbing rope

How to wash climbing rope Climbing rope is one of the few pieces of equipment that requires periodic cleaning especially if you climb outdoors regularly. Dirt deposited on your rope increases the wear and tear to your rope and other climbing gear such as belay device, carabiner, quickdraws, and anchor.

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Quickdraws everything you need to know

Quickdraws – Everything you need to know

Find out everything you need to know about quickdraws. If you are new to sport climbing and just about to dabble in lead climbing. Understanding this gear should be your priority, even if you have been lead climbing for years in the gym where quickdraws are already on the wall.

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climbing shoes everything you need to know

Climbing Shoes – Everything you need to know

Selecting a pair of climbing shoes for the first time can be confusing. Especially if you are new to climbing. To make an informed decision when buying rock climbing shoes, you’ll need to know what are the different types of climbing shoes and the pros and cons of each design.

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The Best Belay Device

The best belay device that does everything The best belay device, is there such a thing? There are numerous articles on ABDs, and with newer and fancier ABDs appearing in the market, it is hard to make your pick. Hence, I want to talk about my favourite ABD, the Mega

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what is an approach shoe

What is an approach shoe – Why do you need one?

What is an approach shoe? When it comes to outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing, having the right gear is essential to ensure safety and comfort. One of the most important pieces of gear for climbers and hikers alike is footwear. While traditional hiking boots may be suitable for

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how to clean climbing harness

How to clean and maintain your climbing harness

How to clean and maintain your climbing harness? Apart from your climbing shoes, your climbing harness is the smelliest climbing gear you’ll own. It absorbs your body’s sweat and odour especially if you are climbing in a hot and humid climate. Hence you should wash your harness regularly to ensure

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Different types of carabiners – How to choose

Different types of carabiners There are different types of carabiners. Big, small, D shape, pear shape, oval shape, solid gate, wire gate, screw gate… confused? You should be. To many freshly minted climbers, a carabiner is a carabiner. But if you think taking up rock climbing as a hobby can

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Popular harness

What are the most popular harness competition climbers wear

What are the most popular harness competition climbers wear? The popularity of competition climbing has grown immensely since the mid-2000s. And equipment manufacturers have introduced harnesses that are designed specifically for competition climbing. These harnesses are ultra-thin and lightweight. We’ll find out what harness top climbers wear during IFSC Lead

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shoes comp climbers wear

What are the most popular climbing shoes competition climbers wear

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

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