Skills

how to hold onto slopers

How to hold onto slopers and learn to love them

How to hold onto slopers If there is a type of hold that climbers hate it would be the dreaded sloper. It is not a hold that inspires confidence, especially on exposed routes with dodgy footholds. And many climbers bail on moves that involve slopers ending their chance of sending

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How to belay with ABDs

How to belay safely with ABDs

How to belay safely with ABDs Belaying, the pivotal safety technique in climbing, involves managing the rope to protect a climber from falls. Assisted belaying devices have revolutionized climbing safety, offering enhanced security and control. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or a beginner, mastering these devices is crucial for a

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Belaying – How would you like it slack or tight?

Belaying – How would you like it slack or tight? The age-old question when it comes to belaying. How much slack should you give? There is no right answer to this because different climbers have different preferences. But I notice for climbers the amount of slack is directly correlated to

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Progression of rock climbing

The natural progression of rock climbing

The natural progression of rock climbing The natural progression of rock climbing. What is that? Instant gratification has become a label associated with Millennials. The need to get validated and instant satisfaction has made climbing into nothing more than just a gym workout. Climbers train hard in climbing gyms for

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Climbing terms to know when climbing in China

Climbing terms to know when climbing in China When it comes to climbing, English is the most commonly used language for communication. If you speak English you should be able to communicate with another climber of a different nationality. However, that is not the case if you are climbing with Chinese

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How to rappel Everything you need to know

How to rappel – everything you need to know

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

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How to deal with the pressure of onsighting

How to deal with the pressure of onsighting Wobbly legs, sweaty palms, and jacked heart rate. That’s even before you put on your climbing shoes. It doesn’t help when your friends are badgering you to try a route that they swear you’ll send. However, after checking the route, the holds,

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rock climbing accidents

How to prevent rock climbing accidents

How to prevent rock climbing accidents Climbing is fun however, anything that is fun comes with some inherent dangers. You may have been a witness or involved (if you are unfortunate) in a climbing accident in the past. With more people getting into climbing and more climbing gyms popping up,

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