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Is Rock Climbing OK while Pregnant? – What to Watch Out For

Most people think that once you get pregnant, you have to kiss your rock climbing days goodbye, at least temporarily. This couldn’t be further from the truth, though, especially for women who already rock climb regularly. While you may need to make some tweaks and changes during your pregnancy, there is definitely a way to rock climb safely. Read on …

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How to Cut Climbing Rope – 4 Easy Steps & Helpful Tips

Climbing ropes are stressed the most at their ends. There most of the friction is caused by carabiners and usually, this is where the first damage occurs. Especially when lead climbing, where the climbing rope is always hooked into the next carabiner, damage occurs extra quickly, as the rope has to pass the carabiner every time you fall. Therefore it …

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Overcoming the Fear of Heights in Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is about reaching the top. But sometimes thoughts only revolve around the opposite, the worst case: the fall into the abyss. A large part of your climbing equipment is designed to make the (unavoidable) fall as safe as possible. Falling while rock climbing is completely normal. But what if you’re afraid of heights and still want to climb? …

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Can I use a Bicycle Helmet as a Climbing Helmet?

As a beginner, you are often faced with the problem of not owning every part of an ideal climbing equipment. This is especially noticeable if you have only been in a climbing hall and now want to go outside. An important piece of equipment that is not needed in a climbing hall is the climbing helmet. Outside at the crag, …

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How are Rock Climbing Shoes supposed to Fit?

I remember my first time in the climbing hall. At that time I didn’t have my own climbing shoes and had to borrow some. They asked me about my shoe size and then replied with: “Okay, then two sizes smaller will fit you and don’t worry – they have to be this tight.”. As a result, my first climbing experience …

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How many Calories does Rock Climbing Burn? Numbers & Tips

Climbing is a full body workout and can be very strenuous. Climbing a wall requires a lot of strength, endurance, technique, persistence and above all grip strength. For beginners, even a slow pace is demanding. People new to climbing notice muscles the next day they never knew before. But how many calories do you actually burn when climbing? Climbing burns …

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How to Make Liquid Chalk – Easy Recipe

I have very wet hands by nature and therefore I need a good layer of chalk (= magnesium carbonate) on my hands before climbing. Especially when it gets warm I sometimes can’t keep up with the dry chalk or I don’t want to reach into the bag all the time and waste my strength. That’s why I find Liquid Chalk …