Belaying

The sooner you learn how to belay (and feel comfortable doing it) the better your climbing experience will be. There are different types of belay devices and different types of belay techniques. Lots of gyms offer classes which is a great way to learn in a safe environment. Please be aware that improper belay technique…

Knowing What Gear to Buy

So, you’ve gotten to the point where you want to buy some gear. Either because you don’t want to use gym rentals or, because, you want to contribute more than your ability to belay when you’re at a crag. The hard part, now, is trying to figure out what is the best product for you….

Favorite Climbing Books

This is a list of my favorite climbing related books. I’ll be updating it as time goes on. So, be sure to check back to see what new ones I’ve added. Also, if you have a favorite that isn’t on my list, send the title my way, and I’ll check it out! Alone on the…

Gear I Use

Here is a list of the gear I am currently using/own. Shoes: (in order of oldest to newest) Butora- Endeavor, La Sportiva-Mythos, So iLL- Runner (LV), Scarpa–Instinct Chalk: Friction Labs-Bam Bam and Unicorn (it costs more, but is waaaay worth the price.) Chalk Bag: Flashed- Tool Bag Bouldering Bag, Black Diamond- Mojo (I use this one for my lower quality chalk), Pink…