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...

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...
best climbing nuts

Climbing Nuts 101

They're an essential part of any climber's trad rack, but what makes the best climbing nuts? There's many different styles and brands to choose from when deciding on which ones you're going to buy. Climbing Nut...
best belay gloves

Belay Gloves 101

Have you ever come away from a cragging session with sore palms, or struggled to hold a big leader fall as the rope ripped through your hands? If so, you need some belay gloves! The Adventure Junkies will help ...
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...