best belay device

Belay Devices 101

There is nothing quite like the bond formed between climber and belayer. As a belayer, your partner trusts you to catch them when they fall and get them back to the ground safely once they’ve finished a route. ...
best climbing cams

Climbing Cams 101

So you’ve taken up climbing, but decided that sport climbing is too soft and you’re looking for a bit more grit, pain, and fear. Well, trad climbing is your answer! Unlike the early days, modern trad climbers h...
best climbing chalk

Climbing Chalk 101

Every climber uses chalk. Some use it to tame sweaty palms and tips. Others claim it enhances friction on their hands. Some openly admit that chalking up is a necessary mental crutch. Whatever the reason, if yo...
best quickdraws for rock climbing

Quickdraws 101

Most rock climbers get super excited when they begin collecting shiny climbing hardware! Quickdraws are usually an early buy following shoes, harness, chalk bag and belay device. Quickdraws connect your climbin...
best climbing shorts

Climbing Shorts 101

Climbing has its roots as a counter-culture sport. Climbers embody free expression in movement, appearance, and lifestyle. When it comes to climbing attire, there are no rules. Wear those hipster jeans. Slip in...
best climbing rope

Climbing Ropes 101

Your climbing rope is your lifeline. With the help of your belayer, you rely 100% on your rope to keep you safe and off the ground. When you have the best climbing rope to suit your needs, it puts your mind at ...