By: Jake Mansfield The arrival of spring brings the start of another climbing season. Cool temperatures and longer hours of sunlight mean that the long months of training in the climbing gym finally get to pay off. It’s time to dust of your guidebooks and rope bags and head out to the crag! It
By: Jake Mansfield Photos Courtesy of Josh Gonzalez From September through mid-December, climbers all over the country descend upon their favorite rock-climbing destinations for their fall trips. This is widely considered “Climbing Season”. This means everywhere from your local crag to Yosemite National Park will be at its highest volume of climbers all year.
How do I know if I am ready to start lead climbing? What grade should I be climbing to get there? How can I improve to get to this point?
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rock climber, it is important to understand the system for rock climbing grades and ratings in the US. Using these ratings, you can learn and challenge yourself as you train harder to reach the next climbing level. Understanding route grades will allow you to understand yourself as
Rock climbing is one of the best ways to have fun, be fit, and enjoy an adrenaline rush. There are many different kinds of rock climbing – you can choose from bouldering, trad climbing, and top rope climbing, which can be done inside or outside, depending on your preferences. Experience the thrill of climbing
Out of all the different types of rock climbing, bouldering needs very little gear and time. Bouldering is a good technique to learn, whether you’re a beginning climber learning holds or an advanced climber maintaining your skills. All you need are some climbing shoes, a crash pad, a chalk bag, and an experienced spotter!