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Indoor Rock Climbing Competitions – Youth Sport Climbing Season

We are coming into the peak of the youth sport climbing season. In the beginning of May, Regional Championships begin. The indoor rock climbing competitions for youth generally start at the beginning of the year and follow through until mid July for the National Championship. Sport climbing is usually referred to top rope and leading.

Climbing Cracks – Wanna Give it a Try?

What is Climbing Crack? Crack in this article literally means crack in the pavement or in rocks. Do not let your mind wonder and think of the other popular and illegal crack. You will definitely need a clear mind to master the climbing of cracks. Climbing Crack or crack climbing is a type of climbing

Red Chili Voltage Rock Climbing Shoe Review

There are many different styles and types of climbing shoes from beginner to advance. I have written an article on climbing shoes with more details to help a new climber understand the different options. Please visit my climbing shoe page for more information. This article is a review for Red Chili Voltage rock climbing shoes,

What is the Best Way to Tone Your Body

What is the best way to tone your body? There are so many ways to tone your body with or without weights. How do I know which is the best way for me? There are two questions you can ask yourself: 1. Is it fun? 2. Why? THE FUN FACTOR The best way to judge

Rock Climbing Techniques for Beginners

As a rock climbing beginner it can be daunting especially climbing outside. First of all, start practicing your climbing indoor in a gym near you. It is much less intimidating and you can practice at anytime when the gym is open. You saw other people climbed up a route and it seemed so simple and

What is a Crash Pad – Bouldering outdoor

What is a crash pad? I learned how to rock climb in a climbing gym and the floor is usually covered by thick pads or mattes so a personal crash pad was not needed to climb indoor. My first exposure to a crash pad was climbing outdoor with my son and his teammates at Horse

Rock Climbing Lifestyle

What is a rock climbing lifestyle looks like? I envision a rock climber who would look like a hippie with lean long muscles similar to a surfer or a skateboarder. The traditional and old school climber would look like vagabond but with a purpose of rock climbing all day long. That person would be called

Inspirational Rock Climbing Movie of 2017 – Reel Rock 12

Reel Rock films are documentary climbing and adventure films of different athletes achieving their dreams, goals, and aspirations in rock climbing. Annually since 2006, Reel Rock Film Tour screened the Reel Rock films to live audiences and climbing communities throughout the world. In addition, the film is also released to DVD and HD Download each

Indoor Rock Climbing in Florida

Because my son is on a rock climbing team, I discover indoor rock climbing in Florida. I enjoy the opportunities to visit and climb different gyms in Florida. I did some researches and found a list of different and interesting climbing gyms all over  Florida from the panhandle to south of Florida and from the

Climbing Chalk Reviews

I choose four different types of chalk for my reviews and all of them are lose chalk and liquid chalk. I used the block chalk before for rock climbing and it was a pain in the butt to keep on having to crush them. Even though the block chalk is cheaper, I do not mind