Taping flappers: how to deal with skin injuries on your fingers

Flappers

All it takes is a quick slip and bang, a small section of skin on your finger tears open and exposes the sensitive, deeper layer of skin. If you choose to ignore it and keep climbing, you will most likely experience an unpleasant burning sensation. If the tear is deep enough, it may even bleed. Time to stop? Not necessarily! With the right taping method, you still have a chance at ticking your project! And now we’ll explain how! Continue reading >

Finger injuries: what you need to know about taping

Tapen

As fun as it is to work your way up the wall on crimps, slopers and rough volumes, climbing is hard work for our fingers. And because the stress sometimes goes beyond the normal level, tape quickly becomes a part of everyday life; both at the crag and in the gym. Today, in our first article in this series, we will talk about what to look for when buying tape and what you can expect from tape in general.
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Why we love sand paper – #showlovetoyourskin

Warum wir Schleifpapier lieben

We’ve almost made it – it’s already March and the season in which we spend countless hours in climbing gyms, tiny bouldering caves and strength training rooms is drawing to a close. On top of well-known muscle and joint soreness and fatigue, skin problems such as pink fingertips, scratches and abrasions on your hands, shredded skin and big, obvious calluses are crying out for help!
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2017 – A year for the record books

Angy Eiter

2017 was a huge year in climbing history! Margo Hayes’ ascent of La Rambla 9a+ in February, made her the first female to ever climb that grade and then she did it again in September when she clipped the chains on Biographie 9a+! Less than a month later Angy Eiter claimed the title and became the first female to climb a 9b when she sent La Planta de Shive in October.
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Boulder World Cup Scoring System

IFSC BWC

In the spirit of the upcoming World Cup in Muinich, we decided to have a closer look at the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) scoring system.

Bouldering competitions take place on a climbing wall, with short routes and no ropes. The routes, or rather the “boulders”, are setup in such a way that the lowest part of the body is never higher than 3m off the ground.
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10 minutes with Dani Andrada

Andrada

Most of you have heard of the famous route Chilam Balam (9b) in Villanueva Del Rosario, Spain. Climbed by the likes of Bernabé Fernández (first ascent 2003), Adam Ondra (2011), Edu Marín (2015) and Dani Andrada (Team KletterRetter) who also added his name to that exclusive list in 2015. We took this chance to ask Dani a few questions about his motivation.
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