Climbing Dictonary

Rock Climbing Terminology – Climbing Slang

Are you having trouble understanding and conversing with other Climbers at the gym or crag? Does it seem like they are speaking some obscure language when talking about climbing? Slang is a huge part of how climbers communicate to each other. This can be anything from how a hold feels to how terrifying a route is. Hopefully reading Read more about Rock Climbing Terminology – Climbing Slang[…]

Coffee

Coffee and Climbing (Does Caffeine Make You Climb Harder?)

There are 3 main ingredients to climbing hard: Caffeine Adrenaline Obsession Out of these 3 ingredients, one requires extreme emotion and determination (Obsession), and one is a chemical that our adrenal glands release as a primal survival instinct (Adrenaline). Luckily for us, the third component can be consumed in a warm cup of coffee in the morning, you Read more about Coffee and Climbing (Does Caffeine Make You Climb Harder?)[…]

Rock Climbing Jobs

The Best Jobs for a Rock Climber

Professional Rock Climber – end post…. If it was only that easy. Unfortunately for most of us Gumbies, getting paid to climb is a bit unrealistic. Besides getting a gig working the front desk at a gym there aren’t any easily attenable incomes that directly relate to climbing. The problem with Rock Climbing is that it Read more about The Best Jobs for a Rock Climber[…]

Things Beginner Climbers Need to Know

Climbing as a beginner can feel overwhelming, especially in today’s mega gyms. Climbing next to hundreds of people that know what they are doing can make your first few months at the gym uncomfortable and cause you to stop going. Don’t let this happen to you!  Here are a few things to get you started Read more about Things Beginner Climbers Need to Know[…]

Climbing vs Bouldering

Rock Climbing vs Bouldering

What’s the difference? When it comes to the term “climbing” there can be a lot of confusion. What is the difference between Rock Climbing vs Bouldering? Bouldering vs Rock Climbing is not exactly black and white. In a sense, Rock Climbing is a more general term that includes all types of rock climbing, whereas, bouldering a specific type Read more about Rock Climbing vs Bouldering[…]

Mountains

The Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Rock Climbing

A Weekend Warrior’s guide to the Galaxy, or Rock Climbing, pretty much the same thing, right? There is one Secret Trick to make every trip a success. It’s easier than you think! It’s simple. Absolutely become infatuated with rock climbing. Really though, humans can achieve so much when you put your mind to it and Read more about The Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Rock Climbing[…]