best bouldering crash pad

Bouldering Crash Pads 101

Modern bouldering relies on crash pads. Although early boulderers used only shoes and chalk, today's boulder problems are harder, higher, more obscure and involve crazier landings. So, how do you protect yourse...
best bouldering pants

Bouldering Pants 101

Have you been wondering whether there is such a thing as bouldering-specific pants? If pebble-wrestling is settling in as your climbing discipline of choice, it is time to step up your wardrobe to meet the need...
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Bouldering Shoes 101

Is pebble-wrestling your climbing discipline of choice? Have you bought your membership to the local bouldering gym and started dreaming about topping out your pro on the weekend? If yes, then it’s time to inve...
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Rock Climbing Shirts 101

Are you looking to get into climbing but wondering where to start with your wardrobe? Fortunately, there are almost no rules when it comes to dressing for climbing. Picking your outfit comes down to style and p...
Best Climbing Hangboard

Climbing Hangboards 101

Many climbers turn to physical training to help boost their performance. One of the best and oldest tools for finger strength training is the hangboard, also called a finger board. Naturally, a favorite trainin...
best climbing backpack

Climbing Backpacks 101

We climbers love our gear. So why not love the gear that carries your gear as well? Whether you’re out for a day of cragging with your friends or settling in for an afternoon bouldering session, you’ll need the...