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A Quick Guide to Rock Climbing Grades

Rock climbing has exploded in popularity in recent years, expanding into the Olympics and branching off in its own niched way. From bouldering in gyms, free soloing, and lead climbing your challenging projects, there’s a different grading system for everything.  You don’t have to travel across an ocean to change up your rock climbing grades. American …

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Why Your Rock Climbing Skills Aren’t Improving (and What You Can Do About It)

There’s a multi-pitch of reasons as to why your climbing skill is staying stagnant. What gives? For this article, we compiled feedback from climbers of all ages and ranges. It’s not just you hitting a plateau. In most climbers’ bouldering training, everyone hits a wall somewhere (and probably some rock walls too!). If your climbing …

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12 USA-Based Climbing Events to Rock Your World

If you breathe chalk and your hands are full of tape, chances are you’ll love this list of USA-based rock-climbing events, festivals, and retreats.   Rock Climbing Competitions #1. The World Games: Sport Climbing #2. IFSC World Cup #3. GoPro Mountain Games #4. North American Cup Series: Lead and Speed Climbing   Rock Climbing Festivals …

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Basic Rock Climbing Technique

Practice makes perfect when you’re breaking into the rock climbing game. It’s an addictive sport that naturally builds muscle, evokes a zen-like focus, and teaches balance. Ever since the early 1990s, rock climbing has changed and evolved into a full-on Olympic sport.  Most new climbers try to power up the wall using arm strength, but …

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Best Women’s Rock Climbing Pants: Recommendations from Climbers

Whether you are climbing for fun or are doing it to challenge yourself, rock climbing is an intense but fun and exhilarating choice of sport. Aside from the thrill that it offers to adventure-seeking individuals, it helps keep you fit and healthy. However, there are certain factors that you need to consider. Among the most …

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