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Used Rock Climbing Gear – Rock Gear Swap

My son has been participating in rock climbing since 2011 and every year I received the same question from parents (myself included) “Are there used rock climbing gear available for kids?” Rock climbing shoes and harnesses are the most popular items. Every year, I would reply “I don’t know. I don’t think so.” Then the

What is Free Solo Rock Climbing – Would You Do It?

You may wonder what is free solo rock climbing? I am sure you may have guessed the correct answer. It is a form of free climbing where the climber climbs up a route without any aide such as ropes, harnesses or any other protective equipment. The climber relies solely on his or her abilities, a

Crash Pad Reviews​ – Which One Is Good For Me?

  Crash Pad Reviews In my previous crash pad article, I shared about the different style of crash pads with the descriptions along with the pros and cons of each style. In this review, I would like to compliment that article with the different folding style crash pad reviews to help you decide what works

Belay Glasses Review – Are they Affordable and Worth It?

Plasfun Basic Belay Glasses Review Name: Plasfun Basic Belay Glasses Owners: Y & Y Vertical from France Overall Rank: 4.6 out of 5 starts from customers Where to Buy: Amazon.com Plasfun Basic Belay Glasses, Product Overview What is belay glasses you may wonder? Is it a fad or a gimmick? First of all if you

Dynamic Climbing Rope Reviews – What Works Best for Rock Climbing?

Dynamic Climbing Rope Reviews There are many types of ropes, lengths, sizes, and brands. It can get confusing and overwhelming. In this review, I narrowed down to four different popular and quality brands with a range of 9.7 to 10.1 thickness in diameter for durability, long-lasting, and easy to handle with beginning climbers in mind.

What is Speed Climbing – How does it fit in with rock climbing?

Speed climbing is the act of climbing to the top as fast as you can to achieve the best time. The climbing can be done outdoor or indoor on rocks, walls, and/or poles. In this article I will discuss what is speed climbing for indoor competition on a standardized climbing wall. Standardized Speed Climbing Wall