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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...
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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...

Rock Climbing Pulleys 101

Ready to venture into big wall adventures, but not sure which is the best rock climbing pulley? Are you figuring out if you want an auto-locking pulley to self-belay or to use for simul-climbing, so that a fall...