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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
how to rappel upside down

How to Rappel Upside down Safely and Securely – A Basic...

It's dangerous to rappel upside down! Here's how to do it right. Even though I'm going to include this piece in the blog's Rookie Guide,...
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 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...

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