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What Exercises are Good for Rock Climbing?

Rock climbing is a great way to stay active and get outside. The sport is booming right now, and climbing gyms are opening up everywhere, making it accessible and fun to train. I’m sure the first time you went climbing, you noticed how muscles you didn’t even know you used were sore. Contrary to popular …

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What Do You Need for Outdoor Climbing?

If you are just getting started with outdoor sport climbing, it can be intimidating and even dangerous if you are not properly equipped. There’s also so much climbing gear available that it’s sometimes hard to know exactly what you do or don’t need in order to get started. In this article, I’ll outline the bare …

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What Shoes are Good for Rock Climbing?

Buying rock climbing shoes can be one of the most intimidating moves to make when getting into climbing. Unlike shopping for tennis shoes or hiking boots, comfort is commonly sacrificed for performance. Different shoes are great for different styles of climbing, and if you buy shoes that don’t go well with your favorite crag, you …

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12 Must See Climbing Documentaries to Stream Right Now

What do you do when you can’t climb? You watch climbing documentaries, of course. We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite climbing documentaries that are available on Netflix with a subscription or for free on YouTube, plus a few bonus films that cost a few bucks to watch on YouTube but that I could …

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Climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park: Bouldering, Cragging, and Alpine Routes

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is home to some of Colorado’s best climbing. With a rich history of climbing and mountaineering, the park offers iconic alpine peaks to summit such as the face of Longs Peak, “The Diamond.” From pristine boulders to high peaks, the park is a destination for all climbers. A Few Things …

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How Do You Become a Certified Rock Climbing Guide?

If you’ve wondered how you can get paid to do something you love, such as rock climbing, guiding has probably crossed your mind. To become a certified rock climbing guide, start by checking with the company you want to work for and see what certifications they will require you to have (AMGA, PCIA or PCGI). …

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Rock Climbing in Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park in Moab, Utah: home to over 2,000 arches, hundreds of spires, fins, and balanced rocks. This desert landscape is certainly one of a kind. The park lies over 76,000 acres, and you easily feel how expansive it is as soon as you leave the gate. Rock climbing in Arches feels ancient and …

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Rock Climbing at Lumpy Ridge – Estes Park Valley

When I moved to Fort Collins, all my friends only really talked about climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park, or up the Poudre Canyon. Most of my climbing experience has been in the Western Slope desert area of Southern Colorado and Utah… So, I really didn’t care to climb anything that wasn’t sandstone. All my …

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