Simul Rappelling

Simul Rappelling Is a Useful yet Risky Technique

Today I want to talk about a dangerous and risky rappelling technique that has claimed the lives of many climbers over the years. Simul...
Skin care for climbers

Skin Care for Climbers: How to Take Care of Your Hands

Climbing skincare is a complex subject that needs to be approached from many different angles, especially if we're talking about hand care. Climbers need...
how to clean climbing shoes

How to Clean Climbing Shoes and Remove Odor

Cleaning climbing shoes is not a particularly pleasant or exciting task. The good news is that the cleaning process doesn't need to be too...
Recover rappel ropes

How Do You Recover the Rope After a Rappel?

Here's how to properly recover your rappel ropes. Recovering the rappel rope sounds like an easy enough task on paper, but things can get complicated...
rappelling with a paracord

Should You Use a Paracord for Rappelling and Climbing?

I often get asked if one could actually rappel or climb using a paracord, and while most people expect a simple Yes or No...
cordelette tips

Cordelette Tips That I Wish I Knew When I Started Out

General tips about the cordelette. The cordelette is a very important piece of climbing gear but people are not talking about it as much as...
Is rappelling a sport?

Is Rappelling a Sport and How Competitive Is It?

Is rappelling a sport, and how do people compete at it? The first question that usually pops to mind when it comes to rappelling is...
Rappel with Just a Rope

How to Rappel with Just a Rope – Classic Rappelling Techniques

Rappelling with just a rope is not easy, but it can be done. These days, those of us who decide to practice climbing and rappelling...
How to rappel with an ATC

How to Rappel With an ATC Belay Device

There are so many belay devices out there that make my head spin. Seriously, the first time I tried to put together a complete...
rappelling harness swiss seat

How to Tie a Swiss Seat Emergency Rappelling Harness

Today we talk about the Swiss Seat - the oldest emergency rappelling harness. I just can't stop talking about rappelling and climbing safety lately. I...

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