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...
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...
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...
Rappelling with a dog

Rappelling With a Dog and Choosing a Dog Belay Harness

From rappelling harnesses for dogs to behavior and safety tips - Here's all you need to know about rappelling with a dog. Rappelling by myself...
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...
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 calluses

How to Take Care of Your Hand Calluses

It's not the most glamorous thing in the world, that's for sure, but like it or not, calluses will form on your hands as...
fear of falling

How to Overcome Your Fear of Falling From Heights

Fear of falling can make things difficult. Here's how to overcome it. Fear of falling, fear of heights, and rappelling fear go hand-in-hand. In their...
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...
ski rappelling

How to Perform Ski Rappelling over Rough Terrain

Ski rappelling is challenging, but it's not impossible. Many climbers will agree that rappelling is an unpleasant yet necessary part of any climbing trip. And...

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