Category: Gear Basics

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Climbing Harness – How to Choose a Climbing Harness

For a new climber, choosing the right climbing harness can be a daunting task. That said, the goal of this article is to make the process of choosing a climbing harness a little easier. To do that we are going to start by explaining the different parts of a harness, reviewing the three basic types of harnesses available and finally, looking… Read more →

Cold Weather Clothing Systems – Part 2 Using Your Layers

In Cold Weather Clothing Systems – Part 1 Layering Basics we talked about the three different types of layers as well as how to combine them to build complete cold weather clothing systems.  In the second part of the series, we will dig into a few more examples of cold weather clothing systems and then more importantly, address the proper way of using… Read more →

Cold Weather Rock Climbing – 9 Simple Tips

Outside of a random warm day between now and the holidays, it looks like the weather window is quickly closing on the rock climbing season in the northern Midwest. Daytime temperatures at my home crag in Devil’s Lake WI this weekend were in the mid-40’s and I am officially in cold weather rock climbing mode. The funny thing is I actually… Read more →