Roped Solo Climbing – The Basics, Equipment, Mindset & Tips

Solo climbing is first of all a hobby that combines numerous positive aspects: You are out in the fresh air, unless you are climbing indoors, and you are physically active. In the process, you use all the muscles that are quickly underutilized in everyday life. In addition, you strengthen your … Read more

Do You Need Gloves for Rock Climbing? – Detailed Guide

Experts and sport climbers do not quite agree on whether gloves make sense or not and whether beginners should be advised to use gloves at all.  Climbing gloves* are designed to protect the skin on the hands when using ropes when climbing and abseiling. They are therefore especially useful to … Read more

How Long Does it Take to Climb Mount Everest? 2 Months!

Nowhere is one so close to the sky as on the top of Mount Everest, they say. In fact, the Qomolangma, as it is called in Tibetan, is the highest mountain on earth at 8848 meters above sea level.  Although the mountain has cost countless lives, it still evokes a … Read more

Climbing Without Chalk Outdoor or Indoor: Pro & Contra

Whether on the rock or on the wall in the climbing gym, magnesia or chalk* is not to be missed. But there are also voices against the use of the white material. Since the 70s of the last century, it is common practice in the sport climbing world to use … Read more

How to get into Mountaineering: Equipment, Weather, Mindset

This guide is for beginners who want to get to know mountaineering. If you are already an amateur mountaineer, you may be able to pick up a few things about equipment. This guide answers questions about beginner’s mountains, equipment, experience and many other topics related to mountaineering. Getting into mountaineering … Read more

Types of Climbing Anchors – List, Benefits & Tips for Use

Climbing anchors are used for securing during climbing and mountaineering. They prevent you from slipping and falling into the depths. Meanwhile, they are available in a wide variety of designs.  It is important that you pay attention to quality when buying anchors – after all, your life depends on their … Read more

Is Indoor Rock Climbing Hard? + Beginner Tipps

Indoor sport climbing is difficult, exhausting and challenges you as a person. Maybe you once asked your father, as a child, if driving a car was difficult. Surely he gave you similar answers to a passionate indoor climber would give you today regarding the question formulated in the title. As … Read more

When to Resole Climbing Shoes – Complete Guide

Climbing shoes wear out quickly. But a new purchase is not always necessary. You can also have your climbing shoes resoled. It’s worth it in many cases.  The short answer to when you should resole your climbing shoes is that there is no time X when you should resole. It … Read more

What size of climbing shoes should I buy? 👉 Full Guide

Anyone who does sports always needs the right footwear in addition to the right clothing. Especially for those who are active in climbing, the right climbing shoes play a decisive role, because they give the climber, in combination with his hands, a secure hold.  The short answer to the question … Read more