Category - Ask the Climbing Expert

Rock Climbing Conditioning

Hey my name is Julie and I’ve never rock climbed before. I want to start conditioning so I can start…

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8a 7+?

I was reading the Daniel Woods article on the homepage of this site and I couldn’t figure out the rating…

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What Makes a Good Basic Trad Rack

by Jim (Albuquerque NM) I’m going to start Trad Climbing but would like to build a basic rack a little…

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Overtraining

by Mark (MA, US) If I’m bouldering 1.5-3 hours a day, how many days a week is too much? I…

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Overhanging Rock

by Brad (London) Hi, I’ve been climbing (bouldering) for nearly six months (never previously climbed in my life) and I’m…

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Opening a Gym

by Chris Dinielli (Hemet, CA) Hello, I am interested in looking into opening an indoor climbing gym. My question is,…

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New Mexico? or Red Rocks?

What a cool site. So I suddenly have the next two weeks off and am in need of some advice….

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Mental Aspects of Leading Sport Routes

I’ve read that you suggest that a lead climber focus on the climb and not about how far above the…

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Laces vs Velcro

by Parveen (South Africa) Hi there I’m a beginner climber & would like to buy my first pair of climbing…

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Knoxville Bouldering

by Caleb (Knoxville, TN, USA) Do you know of any places to boulder close to Knoxville, TN other than Lilly…

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