Rock Climbing

Why I wear a rock climbing helmet

I know this can be a controversial topic among rock climbers. Wearing a rock climbing helmet flies in the face of the quintessential spirit of rock climbing. No rules, no boundaries, no brakes, and no cares. Why would you try to protect yourself in such a ridiculously crazy sport as rock climbing anyway? While this …

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The Munter Mule for Canyoneering and rappelling

If you’re only going to learn three knots for canyoneering, the munter mule should be one of them. (The other two should be the water knot and the prusik.) What’s the Munter mule? The primary use of the Munter mule in canyoneering is as a contingency anchor. The Munter mule is actually made of two …

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Top Rope Climbing – The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

This is a long and detailed post about all things top rope climbing. You may not need to read the entire thing so here’s a table of contents to get you where you want to be quickly. “Cliffs are meant to be awe-inspiring, and respected. Cliffs were also meant to be scaled & conquered.” ― …

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