Climbing Gear

GriGri vs ATC: Which Belay Device Is Best for You?

Climbing is a popular sport and Belay devices are essential for safety. GriGri or ATC? That's the debate! Each device has its advantages and disadvantages. It all depends on what you're looking for....

How Should A Climbing Harness Fit?

How Should A Climbing Harness Fit?

How should a climbing harness fit? We’ll answer your question and explain it thoroughly, that way you can find a harness that fits perfectly!

How Rock Climbers Sleep: An Intro to Portaledges

Portaledges, also known as 'cliff cabanas', are unique camping shelters that are designed to be attached to a cliff. They're made from durable nylon fabric and are secured with carabiners and ropes....

When to Replace Your Climbing Harness? 2023 Guide

It's key to know when to replace your climbing harness for safety. Lifespan depends on type and how often used. Regularly inspect for signs of wear and tear, as these can affect it. Harnesses last...

Laces vs. Velcro Climbing Shoes: What’s Best?

The choice of laces or Velcro for climbing shoes is a tricky one - both have their pros and cons. Laces offer better control, distributing pressure evenly and creating a secure fit. Velcro is...

Different Types of Carabiners for Climbing

Carabiners are a must-have for climbers. But with so many types, it can be tricky to pick the right one. Let's look into the different types of carabiners and their features. Carabiner anatomy has...

How Long Does Climbing Rope Last?

Climbing rope is a must for climbers and mountaineers. It can handle unpredictable, high-impact forces. But, like any equipment, it has a limited life. The life of a rope depends on usage, UV...

Mastering the Art of Climbing Anchors

What are climbing anchors? Climbers use anchors to secure their ropes and avoid falls. These can be natural objects like rocks and trees, or man-made ones such as bolts and cams. Anchors give...

How to Cut Climbing Rope

Gain a skill all climbers need: cutting rope! Get the right tools and use the correct technique. Mark the midpoint of the rope first, then cut. To prevent sharp edges, use a hot air gun or flame to...

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