About Climbing

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Climbing as an outdoor activity that refers to the act of scaling or ascending either exposed rock faces of mountains or those same faces covered with ice in the winter. The climber generally ascends with safety ropes controlled by another person known as the belayer. The climbs can utilize safety attachment points for the ropes (pitons), or can be done without safety equipment (free climb). Climbing can also be done indoors on climbing “walls” which have artificial handholds built into the vertical surface.

Climbing Articles

Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Monday, October 22nd 2018
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Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Monday, October 22nd 2018
Welcome to the world of the ice climber, where moving ahead means moving straight up.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Monday, October 22nd 2018
Snow and ice are affected by the wind, sunshine and cold to change it into differing forms and considerations that might be encountered by the ice and snow climber.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Monday, October 22nd 2018
The ice climber
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
In ice climbing as in rock climbing, the lead climber leads while the belayer follows.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Ice climbing is a dangerous sport or can be if the proper safety techniques aren
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
The Granite State has a mountain of climbing opportunities for the ice climber and rock climber alike.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
The Adirondack Mountains are an ice climber
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Quickdraws
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Ropes are as essential to safety when ice climbing as are crampons or ice axes or even the climber himself.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Ice climbing is like any other activity that is conducted around others who could be affected by your actions.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Saturday, October 20th 2018
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Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Saturday, October 20th 2018
The off season for ice climbers is a very important time of year.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Just Beginning on Thursday, October 18th 2018
Abseiling is a necessary part of ice climbing.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Clubs on Sunday, October 21st 2018
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Posted In Ice Climbing - Clubs on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Sunday, October 21st 2018
No, I haven
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Ice climbing gloves have two very distinct definitions.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Picks come in basically two types, B and T. They are basically CE ratings given as a rating of their relative strength, but have more to do with their thickness.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Sunday, October 21st 2018
The ice axe is your best friend next to your crampons and ropes.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Saturday, October 20th 2018
While they may not make you a better climber, or get you up the wall faster or safer, leashes serve a very important role in the ice climber
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Saturday, October 20th 2018
Ropes are the climber
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Thursday, October 18th 2018
The crampon is an absolutely necessary tool the ice climber needs in his repertoire to attach the ice walls and slopes he will come in contact with.
Posted In Ice Climbing - History of Ice Climbing on Monday, October 22nd 2018
The modern sport of ice climbing has its roots in European mountaineering in the 1800
Posted In Ice Climbing - Ice Climbing Events on Friday, October 19th 2018
The following ice climbing festivals are events that can be both fun and instructional.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Magazines on Monday, October 22nd 2018
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Posted In Ice Climbing - Recommended Sites on Sunday, October 21st 2018
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Posted In Rock Climbing Magazines on Sunday, October 21st 2018
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Posted In Rock Climbing - Clubs on Sunday, October 21st 2018
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Posted In Rock Climbing - Equipment on Monday, October 22nd 2018
Rock climbing encompasses a variety of situations and skill levels that will determine what equipment is necessary for each style and method.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Equipment on Monday, October 22nd 2018
Oftentimes the only viable maneuverable route up a sheer wall will be a vertical crack.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Equipment on Monday, October 22nd 2018
There are situations where there simply is no direct way to climb either sections or runs of rock but using the rock alone.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Equipment on Sunday, October 21st 2018
f there is a piece of rock climbing equipment that could be considered a
Posted In Rock Climbing - Equipment on Sunday, October 21st 2018
So much is said about shoes and ropes that sometimes the other gear takes a back seat.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Equipment on Saturday, October 20th 2018
Rock and ice climbing, unlike many other outdoor activities, are filled with extreme danger, especially if the quality of the instruction in the beginning is sub-standard.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Equipment on Friday, October 19th 2018
Ropes are as much a part of climbing in most cases as the climber himself.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Gyms and Memberships on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Posted In Rock Climbing - Gyms and Memberships on Friday, October 19th 2018
Posted In Rock Climbing - Gyms and Memberships on Thursday, October 18th 2018
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Monday, October 22nd 2018
Being able to wrap your mind around all of the information and weed out the unimportant info and analyzing the pertinent stuff is a boon to the rock climber.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Monday, October 22nd 2018
Climbing rock will involve many different pitches and situations that will be encountered on any given trip.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Monday, October 22nd 2018
Bouldering is a great way to learn what your body is capable of when it comes to climbing rock without putting yourself in substantial danger of severe bodily harm.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Training is an extremely important aspect of rock climbing.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
There are many types of rocks to be climbed that involve their own techniques and methods. A look at each one would be good just to have the information.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Few outdoor activities rely more on the condition of your gear with your life in the balance as will rock and ice climbing.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
While rock climbing is definitely a physical and skill oriented task
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
If your hands are important, right behind them, so to speak, are your feet
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
So you want to climb a mountain and don’t know where to begin?
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Rock climbing is a fairly straightforward sport that the romantic might pictures simply as man versus the rock.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Every climber will fall at some point, as a matter of fact, most likely several if not many times.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
When we picture rock or ice climbing, at least I do, we tend to visualize a vertical sheer rock face with people suspended from ropes...
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
It has been said that rock climbing is a bit like skydiving, only in opposite directions.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
If you are anything like me, watching experienced climbers scale a vertical or near vertical wall is an impressive thing to take in.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Rock Ratings
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Wall or rock climbing is applied physics where friction and gravity are in constant conflict.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Top-roping or toproping, as it is sometimes spelled, is the first logical step in learning how to climb.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Saturday, October 20th 2018
If there is one thing that can mean more to your body
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Saturday, October 20th 2018
When most people think “rock climbing” Maine may not leap into the average person’s mind as being a premier location.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Saturday, October 20th 2018
There is a very distinct philosophy to rock climbing when it comes to possibility.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Saturday, October 20th 2018
Rope is as essential to the rock climber as it gets. No matter what maneuver he does of what other equipment he uses...
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Saturday, October 20th 2018
Rock climbing not only is a breath-taking sport to participate in, but it can be one of those sports that you watch with a sense of apprehension....
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Friday, October 19th 2018
Rock climbing is not a sport for the uninitiated, untrained or inexperienced.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Friday, October 19th 2018
The growing popularity of rock climbing is evident in many locations that have the rock formations to support the sport.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Thursday, October 18th 2018
For those who think that once the climb is over they
Posted In Rock Climbing - Just Beginning on Thursday, October 18th 2018
Anyone who thinks that rock climbing is safe or predictable is either insane or in denial.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Lyme Disease on Monday, October 22nd 2018
Lyme disease is a potential threat to the lives of outdoor enthusiasts.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Lyme Disease on Monday, October 22nd 2018
Lyme disease is a very serious affliction that is caused by the transmission of the B. burgdorferi bacterium by the common deer tick.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Lyme Disease on Monday, October 22nd 2018
Family outings are a great way to enjoy the out of doors together with picnics, hiking, cycling and a host of other activities.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Lyme Disease on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Lyme Disease
Posted In Rock Climbing - Lyme Disease on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Lyme disease is a serious medical condition that is transmitted by the Black Legged Tick, also commonly known as the deer tick.
Posted In Rock Climbing - Lyme Disease on Sunday, October 21st 2018
Humans aren
Posted In Rock Climbing - Lyme Disease on Thursday, October 18th 2018
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