Here to climb

HBO Documentary “Here to Climb” Sasha DiGiulian

Here to Climb – Sasha DiGiulian HBO documentary “Here to Climb” isn’t just a film about scaling sheer rock faces; it’s a captivating exploration of ambition, self-discovery, and the fight to redefine success. Director Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg chronicle the incredible journey of Sasha DiGiulian, a professional climber who

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How to prepare for a long multipitch climb

How to prepare for a long multipitch climb

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 more of an adventure than just hard sport climbing. A wall that is big enough for you to spend an

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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. Many climbers bail on moves that involve slopers ending their chance of sending the

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route setting what is sandbagging

Route setting – To sandbag or not to sandbag

Route setting – To sandbag or not to sandbag Before I even start I should explain sandbagging to readers who do not know. Sandbagging – a route that is way harder than the stated grade. This is because the climber who established the route had intentionally or unintentionally graded it

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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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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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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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redpoint v pinkpoint

Redpoint vs pinkpoint – Everything you need to know

Redpoint vs pinkpoint – What is the difference? Ohh Yeah! I’ve redpointed a ____ (feel free to fill in the grade you want). I’ve heard that all the time. Climbers saying they had redpointed this or redpointed that. Redpointing is a term used by sport climbers. So what does it mean

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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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