Climb With Your Eyes!  Tape Really Helps.

Climb With Your Eyes! Tape Really Helps.

New climbers are often given the advice “climb with your eyes”. This can have many nuances, but, in essence what this means is that visually planning a route all the way to the top of the wall is essential if you want to get to the peak. Good route setters know that using bright and […]

Setting Routes With Tape?  Don’t Forget The Floor

Setting Routes With Tape? Don’t Forget The Floor

Lots of climbing centers use cloth route setting tape for their walls. It’s durable, bright, easily applied and it leaves no tape residue when removed. What those centers don’t do (at least a lot of them) is use tape to mark their floors. I am talking about a vinyl tape product called “aisle marking tape” […]

It’s All About The Adhesive

It’s All About The Adhesive

There are lots of tapes that can be used for marking routes on climbing walls. We’ve seen duct tape, vinyl tape, paper tape and electrical tape used for that purpose. All of them are wrong! Duct tape leaves a sticky residue and has no “grippability”. Paper tape is not very durable and does not like […]

Virtual Rock Climbing-Maybe Not As Safe As You Thought

Virtual Rock Climbing-Maybe Not As Safe As You Thought

Using virtual reality headsets has been promoted as a totally safe way for someone to learn and practice climbing with no risk. The “climber” is presented with a climbing environment through a headset screen and can move around in the virtual environment by gripping actual hand holds and moving through the climbing challenge presented there. […]

Ready To “Up” Your Game?  How About Attending A Clinic

Ready To “Up” Your Game? How About Attending A Clinic

Even the best route setters need inspiration from time to time. Working on your own or with the same small group day after day can make you stale. How about attending a clinic? Lots of climbing centers host them, and this will give you a great way to integrate into the local community. Don’t be […]

“What’s In Your Toolbox” (Or Canvas Bag)?

“What’s In Your Toolbox” (Or Canvas Bag)?

We have no idea what “ticktapetighten” means, but that web site has a great posting on what you need in the well-equipped route setters tool kit. Click here to see what they recommend. You probably ought to add route setting tape to the list.      

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