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Indoor climbing gear

Indoor climbing gear


Trad climbing, and its attendant skill set, is what allows us to get into some of the coolest, raddest places on the planet, whether that’s the flank of El Capitan, the chimney of a lonesome desert tower, or even straight up a rowdy Patagonian spire. For the most part, though, you don’t really need to climb particularly hard to be a trad climber—at least not in the sense that…


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High Altitude climbing gear

High Altitude climbing gear


There are few things more rewarding than reaching the summit of a hike or climb. The views and sense of accomplishment create memories that will stay with you the rest of your life. But this achievement occurs only because you’ve done the hard work, chosen the right climbing equipment, trained for months, and executed the hike or climb successfully. When it comes to hiking…


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Gear for Mountain climbing

Gear for Mountain climbing


While the type of climbing equipment has remained the same through the years, the style and technology has changed. For example, when Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest in 1953, the load he carried weighed around 44 pounds. Modern improvements in equipment technology cut that weight down by nearly half that or less. Basic equipment remains the same regardless of weather…


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Essential rock climbing gear

Essential rock climbing gear


Even if you’ve tried rock climbing indoors, nothing compares to the real deal: scaling crags and slabs outdoors, says world-class climber Steve Bechtel, C.S.C.S. “When you’re out on the trails and rocks, you start to lose the ‘work’ part of workout, ” he says. For the most “pure” form of climbing, try bouldering. You don’t have to mess with ropes or safety gear—it’s all movement—and…


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Climbing gear

Climbing gear


Dear BD, I recently got into indoor climbing about a year ago and have used my BD harness approximately 50-70 times since then. Yesterday I went top-roping at my local gym and as I was being lowered, I heard a pop. I looked down to see that my harness has ripped off in the waist. I felt myself falling backwards so immediately grabbed the rope and was lowered safely to the ground…


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Climbing gear Tree

Climbing gear Tree


Most new climbers share the same confusion when they buy gear for the first time: There s so much out there! What should I get?Will I really use it?Will it hold up? Excellent questions, because if you don’t know what you’re looking for, you can spend a fortune buying gear you don t need and won’t use. The kind of gear you purchase will depend on your reasons for being in…


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Climbing gear Shop

Climbing gear Shop


Earth Treks has the largest climbing gear selection in the region. With a knowledgeable and experienced staff, we are the experts when it comes to climbing. All Earth Treks Climbing Centers carry a complete line of climbing gear for both your indoor and outdoor climbing needs. Earth Treks carries the most popular and trusted climbing gear brands including Black Diamond, Petzl…


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Climbing gear Reviews

Climbing gear Reviews


Credit: Jeremy Bauman > This harness from Mammut has great mobility and worked well for all-around use. This tester didn t find it very comfortable, but liked the adjustable leg loops and reinforced tie-in point. Selecting the Right Product Let us be clear right off the bat, all of the climbing harnesses in this review are equally safe when used in normal climbing situations…


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Climbing gear Packages

Climbing gear Packages


Mad Rock s Mars Deluxe Men s Climbing Package won t actually help you send it all the way to space, but it is the perfect setup for beginning climbers who don t want to cut corners. The Mars Harness is legendarily comfortable, with sculpted air pockets that provide serious cushion for long days full of pulling down, dual gear loops for plenty of cams and draws, and adjustable…


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Climbing gear Near me

Climbing gear Near me


If you’re looking for a new way to challenge your body, burn some calories, and relieve some stress, then perhaps climbing is the activity for you. Rock climbing has become increasingly popular over the years, especially since you don’t have to live in the mountain states to participate. Indoor rock climbing gyms and climbing gear are quite easy to come by, and can provide…


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Climbing gear London

Climbing gear London


This series is about a walk in Highgate. In 1971 while a student I shared a flat in Highgate in North London. The flat occupied the rear half of the first floor of an old house in Avenue Road. Two other flats were in the same house, one on the first floor and one on the ground floor. Our flat had a sitting room and small kitchen, with a bed in each of the two rooms. The WC…


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Climbing gear Guide

Climbing gear Guide


If you leaf through any popular climbing magazine for awhile, it s clear that there is a LOT of climbing gear on the market. Making a choice of what shoes, harness, rope, etc. to buy can be overwhelming, especially for someone relatively new to the activity. For this reason, it s advantageous to begin by taking an introductory course in a program such as ours, where equipment…


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Climbing gear for beginners

Climbing gear for beginners


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below when he was 12 years old exploring the granite slabs of North Cheyenne Canyon in Colorado Springs, Colo. Nearly 50 years later, he is an authority on the sport and the author of 19 books, most of them rock-climbing guides. Green climbs around the world and loves to see new climbers develop their abilities. Just back from a climbing and…


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