The pros and cons of the double bowline and the figure eight, two common ways that rock climbers tie in. Little research that has been done on knots in relation to rock climbing.
The terms open grip and closed grip are often used when discussing rock climbing. Learn the differences and when each type of grip is used.
The best training for Rock Climbing is climbing, but we can't always be on the warm. Here are training exercises you can do at home to better a better rock climber!
Outbound Dan demonstrates how to easily make an inexpensive do-it-yourself climbing gear sling in about 30 minutes. The perfect sling for climbing, mountaineering, and search and rescue is only a few stitches away.
Do the benefits of rock climbing outweigh the risks? You betcha! Rock climbing is great exercise, improves mental health, and provides a great social network.
Technical rescue training with Search & Rescue: mechanical advantage, pulley systems, and packaging the patient for a raise.
Pitons represent rock climbing history and the long standing clash between climbing equipment and environmental impacts. Learn about this type of climbing protection and how to use them safely.
Indoor rock climbing holds come in all shapes and sizes. Learning climbing hold names and types is essential to improving your climbing.