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Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Featured, Tips | 0 comments

Climbing Diction

Climbing Diction

When in Rome…. Just like in any sport, climbing has its own terms and language, and knowing how to speak and understand this language isn’t necessarily essential.  Just like you can go into a foreign country without knowing the language, but if you wish to function, and get around in that country you must learn to speak the language, same thing goes for the crag.   It is most beneficial to know the terminology before hitting the rock, especially when going out with an experience climbing, because when you are belaying and your climber says “Take!”  You had better know what to do.  So I have compiled a list of climbing terms or diction if you will to help out with that.  Some of which, you will soon learn while out on the rock, will be used far more than others,   but all will help you to get around in the climbing world. Climbing Dictionary Aid Climbing : The use of anything other than the natural features to ascend up the...

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Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in How I Started Climbing, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Trust: Your Belayer, Your Equipment. YOURSELF!

Trust: Your Belayer, Your Equipment. YOURSELF!

By Megan Payne Rock Climbing for me started at a very young age, I was 8, I personally didn’t know anyone that rock climbed, I had only seen it on TV or magazines, but I knew I was destined to do it.  So much so that I started collecting carabineers;  because I knew I would one day need them, one day at least until I read “Not for Climbing” on the side; but that didn’t sway me, I still knew in my gut I would one day rock climb; always listen to your gut. I was 19, when I discovered that our handy man was into all they same things I was, surfing, snowboarding, sky diving, anything that got your blood pumping, we soon became friends and shortly after he took me on my first climb…  He wasn’t all that experienced but he knew enough to lead and get us started, and that was enough for me.  On my first climb my heart was pounding with fear and excitement…I...

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