Climbing Ideas

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 […]

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 […]

More Climbing Centers Implement “Auto Belay”

More Climbing Centers Implement “Auto Belay”

 We’re all becoming more comfortable with non-human interfaces in areas that have traditionally required a person. Everything from self-service checkout to self-driving cars are being introduced to do jobs that have always required a human. Now, auto belay on climbing walls is allowing climbers to manage their own safety belays without another person being involved. […]

Need Finger Protection?  Try Gaffers Tape

Need Finger Protection? Try Gaffers Tape

Finger protection tape can be expensive.  This cloth tape with vinyl adhesive can cost as much as $3.00 for a 15 yard roll. Gaffers tape (route setting tape) is essentially the same product and can be purchased for as little as $7.19 for a 55 yard roll.  Big difference! Gaffers tape is woven cotton cloth […]

This House Is Ready To “Rock & Roll” )We Couldn’t Resist)

This House Is Ready To “Rock & Roll” )We Couldn’t Resist)

We’ve been into the “tiny house” movement for awhile and are completely in love with the mobile versions. Great way to see the country and de-clutter your life. Even after seeing dozens of designs, we were still blown away by the tiny house that a Mississippi couple built. Instead of having conventional siding, they have […]

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