Alpine Climbing vs Mountaineering – What is the Difference?

The most striking common feature between alpine climbing and mountaineering is that they are often thrown into the same pot as bouldering. In fact, however, they are different activities that can be distinguished quite well. One could consider indoor or outdoor bouldering as a preliminary exercise for outdoor climbing – … Read more

Petzl RIG vs I’d 👉 Which Descender is Better & Safer?

When an experienced climber – for example, a well-trained industrial climber, a tree worker or a height rescuer – leads a new colleague to abseil as a trainer, Petzl’s I’ds are usually more in demand than Petzl’s RIGs. The reason for this is the built-in self-braking anti-panic function of this … Read more

Micro Traxion vs Ropeman 2 – Which Rope Clamp is Better?

The market for rope clamps has become more complex in recent years. For new climbers, each new model raises questions about utility, differences or advantages over other rope clamps. However, the purchase criteria should not be the attractive design of a rope clamp, but its functionality, operating quality and safety. … Read more

Rock Climbing vs Bouldering – Short and Detailed Answer!

Everyone knows what “climbing” is. Whether you climb a tree or a wall or go mountain climbing or indoor climbing: Everyone can at least imagine something about it. But not only the classical climbing with karabiner and rope belongs to the generic term “climbing”, but also bouldering. Although climbing is … Read more

Different Types of Climbing Harnesses 👉 Pictured Guide

Only a tested and high-quality harness ensures your safety during rope climbing. Climbing harnesses can be used at work, in everyday life and during sports. If you slip while climbing and fall into the depth, the climbing harness catches you.  It’s preventing you from inflicting bad injuries. There are special … Read more

How to Tell if a Rope is Static or Dynamic? Guide + Images

You can use two different types of rope for climbing and mountaineering: static*, and dynamic climbing ropes*. Knowing the difference – and taking into account the associated uses – is the first step towards accident-free climbing. If you use the wrong ropes, the results could be fatal in an accident. … Read more

Rock Climbing Finger Taping 🖐 How To & Best Finger Tapes

In many sports, both the skin of the fingers and the finger joints are heavily stressed. That’s why tapes are used for climbing. Taping is a somewhat newer technique. You can ultimately tape every muscle and every joint. This gives you the necessary stability in your muscles and joints in … Read more

How to Make Rock Climbing Shoes Sticky Again – All Methods

Constant friction, pressure or small twisting movements on the rock put a lot of strain on climbing shoes on the sole. For this reason alone, it is worth equipping yourself with high-quality climbing shoes whose rubber compounds are more durable than others. There is one thing a passionate climber cannot … Read more

Rock Climbing with Gloves 🔥 The Best Ones & Buying Guide

If you have fun climbing and you like to spend your time on the rock or in the climbing gym, you should take care of your fingers! Your fingers are challenged when climbing in different ways. If you cling to rough cliffs, climb to dizzying heights on sharp-edged cliffs, or … Read more

Do You Wear Socks With Rock Climbing Shoes? – It depends…

The question of whether you should wear your climbing shoes with or without socks is not easy to answer. Several factors play a role in the answer. Relevant questions are, for example, the type of climbing shoes, the place of climbing, the chosen material or certain circumstances that make the … Read more