Rock climbing is a dangerous sport, even when you know your stuff. An exciting tale about surviving a 25-foot climbing fall and what I learned from it.
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I never thought I’d be that person who had more than one sleeping bag, a backpack for any occasion, and 2 snowboard setups. But alas, it happened and hey, I’m pretty happy about it. However epically awesome “gear mountain” may become, there comes a time where plastic bins just don’t cut it anymore. That time for me was when I was packing for an impromptu backpacking trip and couldn’t find my headlamp. So what did I do? Waited six months until the weather got crappy and got to work fitting out some unfinished space in my basement to show off all my gear by building a DIY gear room. In the end I had one bitching backcountry closet that didn’t break the bank.
To get started with rock climbing, you really don’t need to break the bank. A solid harness, a pair of shoes, a chalk bag and ATC is all you need to get started. I’ve spent the better part of four years using and testing various types of beginner climbing gear. Let’s get down and dirty […]
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Climb ON with this beginner guide to climbing. Learn how to get started, what gear you need and how to find climbing friends and more!