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Are you a sport climber? This device could make your sessions more enjoyable and safer.

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Something worth considering for all climbers.

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No, this blog is not about what to wear when going climbing, although recently at our local crag I have seen some despicable throw backs to the 70s – in my bitter opinion headbands should only be worn to prevent bleeding from a headwound. By style I mean the ethics or method a climber adheres to, to get from the bottom to the top of a climb.   Many think modern climbing was born in Yosemite Valley in the USA out of the rivalries between climbers like Warren Harding and Royal Robbins whose differing approaches have shaped the evolution of...

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Products and Techniques for Climbing Training Wolfgang Gullich once said, 'getting strong is easy, getting strong without getting injured is hard'. Gullich sent the world's first 9a 'Action Direct' in the Frankenjura 27 years ago and was perhaps the first climber to gain attention for the way he trained using his pioneering campus board and smashing out seemly inhuman one finger, one arm pull ups like a total badass. Now climbers can choose from hundreds of training aids specific to climbing which range from glorified stress balls to poorly made doorway chin up bars (there are many hilarious videos of...

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The Differences between Indoor and Outdoor Climbing Rock climbing is certainly attracting more mainstream media attention over the last few years than in the past. Professional climbers of the moment all seem to have successful social media profiles and some climbs are even getting feature length films produced about them to cover every detail - who else is excited for Dawn Wall? Even mention 'Alex Honnold' in front of your nan and she might know who you're talking about. With climbing's increasing media presence and with new climbing gyms cropping up all over the country more people are trying out...

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