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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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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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The best climbing gear to buy in 2023

Best climbing gear to buy In this article, we’ll look at what are the best climbing gear to buy in 2023. Every year manufacturers develop and launch new climbing gear. New designs and materials have enabled breakthrough development in climbing gear. Thinner and stronger materials and ultralight weight gear are

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Quickdraws – Everything you need to know

Find out everything you need to know about quickdraws. Especially if you are new to sport climbing and just about to dabble in lead climbing. Understanding this piece of gear should be your priority. Even if you had been lead climbing for years in the gym where quickdraws are already

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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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harness comp climbers wear

What are the most popular harness competition climbers wear

What are the most popular harness competition climbers wear? The popularity of competition climbing had grown immensely since the mid-2000s. And equipment manufacturers had 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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DIY Chalk Ball

How to make a DIY chalk ball

How to make a DIY chalk ball? I have a love-hate relationship with chalk balls. There is nothing nicer to squeeze for a climber than a fluffy and squishy chalk bag… Well, maybe there are other things but let’s just stick with chalk ball for now. Components of a chalk

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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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gender specific climbing shoes

Is there a need for gender specific climbing shoes?

Climbing shoes for men and or women Is there a need for gender-specific climbing shoes? Manufacturers in the past few years have willingly jumped on the bandwagon of creating gender-specific products. Yes, men and women are different and thus require different designs. Or is it? Colour and print difference Alright,

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