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...
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 ...
best climbing harness

Climbing Harness 101

If you do any kind of roped up climbing, you spend a lot of time standing, sitting, hanging and falling in your harness. Finding the best climbing harness you can get is essential for safety, comfort and perfor...
best carabiner

Carabiners 101

There's a confusing array of carabiners on the market. Do you need a screw-gate or a snap-gate? A tiny lightweight carabiner or a hefty chunk of metal? Why are some $10, but others $30? How do figure out what's...
best climbing helmets

Climbing Helmets 101

Love climbing rock faces outdoors, but worried about protecting your most important asset - your head? Since time immemorial, climbers’ heads have come under threat from rockfall, or by being struck during an a...