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.
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.
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.
Technical rescue training with Search & Rescue: mechanical advantage, pulley systems, and packaging the patient for a raise.
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.
Fear is a very strong emotion which can be paralyzing and really ruin your day. Many people believe that climbing and fear of heights are not compatible. But, I assure you this is not true. You can be afraid of heights and still be able to enjoy climbing without being a self-destructive masochist.
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!