Rough climbing holds, rough holds and chalk dry out your hands and your skin develops microcracks, thick calluses or simply tears open. Skin injuries like this are often painful and need to be treated properly. With the right skincare techniques, you can treat injuries like this quickly and even avoid them in the future. Continue reading >
It’s rarely boring in climbing gyms. Once a route has been completed, the next challenge is waiting right next to it. However: you don’t always want to tackle a new, tricky problem. If you want to add variety to your session, climbing games and exercises are a great way to have fun without hard projects. And you benefit twice. On one hand, you bring a breath of fresh air into your everyday climbing life and on the other hand, many of these games are worth more than gold when it comes to refining your climbing skills. Technique, strength, creativity and reading routes are all about to get a whole lot more fun.
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Today we take a look at the format of sport climbing and how the event is scored. We will take a look at each of the three disciplines and how the climbers will be ranked.
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Although climbing is a skill-based sport, as a newcomer it is easy to fall into the mistake that harder climbing requires more strength. This impression is supported by countless videos on social networks in which climbers demonstrate their physical abilities. Continue reading >
As climbers, we spend a lot of time outdoors. But how can we reduce the impact we have on the environment whilst still getting the most out of our favourite sport? Continue reading >
Congratulations Alex on your amazing send! It takes a lot of strength, patience and tenacity to achieve something as incredible as this! Continue reading >
“People have asked me for years to share how I tape my fingers. My skin is generally pretty bad so it’s something I’ve needed to perfect in order to climb hard.” Alexander Megos
Everyone is talking about liquid chalk and whether or not it should be mandatory in gyms. Today we will explain the difference types of formulas and how they work.
Our beloved gyms are slowly allowed to start reopening their doors under certain, strict conditions.
In order to support the gyms and motivate you to train hard, we are running a campaign, #supportyourlocalgym, together with our partners Edelrid, Deutscher Alpenverein e.V. (DAV), Bergzeit, Vertical-Life and SuddenRush Guarana Deutschland. Continue reading >