Category Archives: Climbing Accessories

Your Essential Winter Hiking Checklist

Hiking isn’t just for warm weather. Especially in the Hudson Valley, where vistas are treasures and well-protected forests can feel like untouched wonderlands, winter hiking is worthwhile. “The sky is so blue, the leaves are off the trees, the views can be more pronounced, the environment in general is a lot more simplified,” says Rich […]

10 Essentials of Hiking

What are the 10 Essentials of Hiking, you ask. The 10 essentials of hiking are the items you should bring with you on every single hike. They are a collection of items that can help you in the event of an emergency, sudden weather changes, or unexpected delays such as getting lost or turned around. 1. […]


Whistler in the winter is basically Disneyland for skiers – a huge world-class resort with seemingly endless terrain. But there is so much more to winter in Whistler than skiing. Read the list below to get the locals low-down on the best things to do in Whistler in winter. Skiing and Snowboarding in Whistler 1. […]

Climb to Train—How to Improve by Simply Climbing

At age 32, after 13 years of climbing, I’ve seen things change. When I started, there were only a few bouldering gyms in the country, chalk was just chalk, and 5.13 was considered hard. One change I’ve noticed recently is a widespread enthusiasm for training. Climbers often ask me, “What’s the fastest way to reach […]

The 15 Best Hiking Backpacks For Outdoor Adventure

Hiking, even when broken down into short stretches or day hikes, can be a very strenuous activity. After all, you’re asking your body to help you traverse uneven, often hilly terrain — requiring much more physicality than most people see in their normal day-to-day lives. At the very least, that exertion requires that you bring water with […]

The Most Important Rock Climbing Equipment

Rock climbing is more than just a sport – for many, it’s an adventure. To make the most of this adventure, though, you need the right equipment. If you’re interested in going climbing but don’t know where to start, we’ve put together a comprehensive checklist of the rock climbing equipment you need. Climbing ropes This is […]