Tag Archives: climbing skill

What gear do you need to climb outdoors?

If you’ve never climbed before or have only climbed indoors, the equipment used for tackling real rock can seem mysterious, exciting and expensive. You don’t need to melt your credit card just yet, though. It’s always best to start climbing outdoors in the company of an experienced climber. You could join a club, book a course, hire […]

10 ESSENTIAL GEAR FOR OUTDOOR CLIMBS

Having the right gear for outdoor climbs can help make your first experience a lot less scary. For many people, outdoor climbing is an incredible escape from the industrialized world, and we highly recommend that everyone tries it at least once. Even if you usually train in the climbing gym to improve your fitness, outdoor […]

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 […]