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Outdoor Climbing Techniques for Beginners

October 21, 2016

For me, rock climbing was never about sending as many gym routes as I could. I climbed rocks because I wanted to be in nature. When I first got started climbing, I had no idea what I was doing or what to expect. My dreams of outdoor climbing were a little far off and not well researched. If you’re anything like I was, unknowledgeable and ambitious, have no fear. The great outdoors is not far off. In order to get into climbing outside, there are a few things to know in order to prepare yourself for the adventure. Have someone experienced show you the ropes. This might be the hardest part about climbing outside. Whether you go sport climbing (where...

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4 Hand Moisturizing Tips That Will Change your Climb

June 16, 2016

Rock climbing and sore hands seem to go hand-in-hand with one another – no pun intended. While the excitement of climbing is well worth the dry palms, rough calluses, short nails and shredded cuticles, it doesn’t have to be a painful experience, nor should it be. That’s also not to mention that the pain of dry, scuffed up hands can make climbing a difficult task – and maybe even an exasperating one. So, don’t let the gashes, cracks, scrapes, blisters and flappers get you down – literally. Here are four tips all professional and non-professional rock climbers should follow to repair skin and climb safer, higher, stronger and longer.     Slip Less with a Good, Low Grease Lotion Bar Skin is one of...

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