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Climbing

  • Getting out and climbing rock walls and boulders is not easy. Despite receiving training and using all safety measures possible, there is still risk. This is why a climber needs to have the right climbing gear, especially a beginner.
    July 15, 2021
  • If you want to burn some calories but don't want to go to a regular gym, indoor rock climbing is the perfect sport for you. Not only does it get your heart rate going, but it also pushes you to your limits and gives you a great sense of accomplishment when you're finished. The activity has no limitations, as long as you have the essential equipment needed for it.
    July 01, 2021
  • Rock shoes allow the climber to stand on smaller holds with more security and are a crucial part of all climber's equipment. Choosing your first pair of shoes can be confusing because fitting them goes against everything you have been told about sizing footwear. The shoes need to be a snug fit - twist the tightened shoe and your foot should move with it without any slippage - and your toes need to be at the end of the boot. It helps to remember when sizing shoes that they will all stretch to some degree. Rock shoe design is now very sophisticated and shoes are designed for specific types of routes or styles of climbing. It is tempting to choose an advanced, performance shoe, but their asymmetric shape and down-turned soles will make then uncomfortable and difficult to use effectively until you have more experience. The best rock climbing shoes in 2021 listed below are ideal for those new to rock climbing looking for comfortable, all round shoes that are well built and don't compromise on performance. All of these shoes are potentially great, but getting one that fits your foot well is crucial - go to a climbing store with a good selection of shoes and try them on with help from store staff who climb.
    November 21, 2014