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Not just your average hand balm

December 06, 2016

When it comes to climbing, or any outdoors activity really, having the right gear is necessary to get the job done. It doesn’t much matter if it’s second-hand or not, it just needs to do its job. On that note, though, climbing hardware can get all too expensive, but we end up paying the price in order to get the quality of equipment to make sure that we can do what we want to do, safely. Some people don’t always think of hand balms as an essential in climbing equipment. But I think we can all agree that our hands are definitely one of the most important tools we regularly depend on while on the wall. Needless to say, taking...

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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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