Climbing General

Warning Signs

Once in awhile our bodies will give us warning signs of potential injury or future danger that are often over looked or ignored. Human physiology has gotten particularly good at alerting us when we need to pay more attention to what is not working correctly. Such as a sore elbow or a stiff neck. The tricky part is deciphering these “body codes” and figuring out what they actually mean. Let us go over a couple related to climbing that are not too uncommon. Continue reading “Warning Signs”

Climbing General

Basic Climbing Technique

The difference between climbing with good technique and climbing with┬ábad technique is night and day. Someone who knows exactly how to efficiently exert themselves can last hours longer than someone who has no idea how to climb at all. There are several key ideas that make a climber a good climber and those are conserving strength, moving efficiently and thinking Continue reading “Basic Climbing Technique”

Climbing General

Take Care of Your Hands!

Taking care of your hands is a big deal in climbing. A lot of injuries can occur if you are not taking the necessary preventative steps to maintain healthy skin. Some of the common problems people run into is overly dry skin, poor calluses and ripped skin. I’ll go over these issues and how you can easily prevent them from happening.

Dry skin is the main issue Continue reading “Take Care of Your Hands!”

Bouldering, Climbing General, Top Roping

Trusted Equipment Brands

Often the question comes up, “There are so many brand out there, which ones should I stick to?” And the answer is really as simple as, “It for the most part does not matter. There are a plethora of companies that make carabiners, harnesses, shoes and rope, but what it really comes down to is which brand sell equipment that meets your needs.

For instance, Scarpa is a popular climbing shoe brand. You’ will see their shoes in any place that sells climbing equipment. They are comfortable, they’ are reliable and reputable. But that does not mean Continue reading “Trusted Equipment Brands”