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Updated Articles and Resources

By Stewart Green

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Mauna Kea: Highest Mountain in Hawaii Created: Thursday, August 21, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      Learn all about Mauna Kea, the highest mountain in Hawaii and the tallest mountain in the world, including how to climb it, volcanism, glaciation, and its unique ecosystems.
    • Mount Whitney: Highest Mountain in California Created: Saturday, August 22, 2009 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      Check out lots of interesting facts and statistics about Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in California and the highest in the lower 48 states.
    • How to Downclimb Off a Cliff or Peak Created: Saturday, August 16, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      It's usually safer to downclimb off the top of a mountain or cliff rather than rappel. Learn how to downclimb steep terrain, when you should face out and when you should face in, and how to downclimb safely and avoid climbing dangers.
    • Free Soloing Created: Monday, March 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Definition of Free Soloing, climbing words for free climbing a rock face without a rope or any safety gear.
    • Gearing Up -- What Climbing Equipment Do You Need? Created: Monday, February 04, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      It's your first time climbing in an indoor gym and you're wondering what equipment you need. Read this article and learn exactly what gear that you're going to need to use when you go rock climbing.
    • Downclimbing: How to Evaluate Mountain Terrain Created: Thursday, August 14, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Descending a mountain face or ridge by downclimbing is an important alpine climbing skill that every competent mountaineer must master. Learn how to evaluate a descent route on a mountain before you commit to downclimbing and rappelling it.
    • Climbing FAQs: 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Rock Climbing Part II Created: Sunday, August 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      When you start out rock climbing you're going to have a lot of questions about climbing and if it's safe. Here are 5 frequently asked questions (FAQs) about climbing, including taking kids climbing...
    • Climbing FAQs: 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Rock Climbing Part I Created: Thursday, August 07, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      Here are the answers to 5 frequently asked questions about rock climbing. Find out if climbing is safe; what are the types of climbing; should you start at an indoor gym; what is bouldering; and ca...
    • Static Rope Created: Saturday, February 23, 2008 Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
      Definition of Static Rope, a climbing equipment word for a rope that doesn't stretch.
    • Climbing Rope Created: Saturday, February 23, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Definition of Rope, a climbing equipment word for a length of long cord used for climbing protection.
    • Rope Gun: Definition of a Climbing Word Created: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Definition of Rope Gun, a climbing slang word which refers to a climber which does all the leading.
    • Climbing Rope Bag Created: Friday, February 22, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      Definition of Rope Bag, a climbing equipment word for a tarp that keeps a rope clean.
    • The Different Styles of Climbing Ascents Created: Sunday, August 03, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      The style that climbers use to ascend a route is just as important as what they climb. Learn about climbing style, including onsight climbs, flash ascents, redpoint ascents, hangdogging, and yo-yo climbing.
    • Your Rope is Your Lifeline Created: Thursday, March 06, 2008 Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014
      Ropes are a critical and essential piece of climbing equipment. A climbing rope is our lifeline. The rope secures us to each other in a climbing partnership and attaches us to cliffs and rock faces.
    • Climbing Style and Ethics Created: Sunday, July 01, 2012 Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014
      The style that we climb a route or mountain is often more important than getting to the top. Learn about climbing style and ethics, why equipment and technology makes climbing easier, and why adding fixed gear like bolts to routes can bring them to a lower level.
    • Learn How to Lead on Sport Climbs Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      It's best for novice climbers to learn how to lead by climbing sport routes which are protected with preplaced permanent bolts. Learn what climbing skills you need to lead sport routes, how to pick the first routes to lead, and what equipment to bring to learn how to lead climb on a cliff.
    • Use Cams Not Nuts Created: Friday, August 29, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Speed Climbing Tip #8 -- To climb faster use cams instead of nuts when you place climbing protection since they're easier to place and remove.
    • Climbing Multipitch Routes is Big Adventure Created: Saturday, July 26, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Climbing multipitch routes is one of the exhilarating joys of rock climbing. A team of two climbers swings leads up a long route, reaching the top after a day of climbing. Learn about how to climb multipitch routes and the pitch-by-pitch process used by experienced climbers to save time.
    • How to Tie a Clove Hitch for Climbing Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The clove hitch is a simple and easy-to-tie hitch knot that is one of the six essential climbing knots that every rock climber and mountaineer needs to know. Learn about the clove hitch and how to tie one in 5 simple steps.
    • Kilimanjaro: Highest Mountain in Africa Created: Monday, October 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Learn cool facts and lots of information about Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular high mountains in the world for climbers.
    • Belayers Need to be Anchored below Climbing Routes Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      A climbing rule is that a belayer should almost always be anchored at the base of a cliff so that he can maintain control of the rope if the lead climber falls and when he is lowering the climber down. Learn about the four times when the belayer should always be anchored and how to give a safe sport climbing belay.
    • Geology of Mount Everest Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Fossils deposited in a deep sea 400 million years ago are now found on top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. How did marine fossils find their way to 29,000 feet? The answer is found in Mount Everest's unique geology. Learn all about the geology of Mount Everest and the Himalayan mountains and why they are still rising.
    • Resling Your Climbing Cams Created: Sunday, June 27, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The slings on your cams wear out and need to be replaced. Find out why you should replace cam slings, how often they need replacement, and who can do the replacement job for you.
    • Does Your Climbing Rope Need a Middle Mark? Created: Thursday, July 17, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Two of the most common questions from climbers about climbing ropes are: Why do I need a middle mark on my rope? and How do I mark the middle of my rope? A middle mark on your rope is important because it speeds up your rope management. Learn all about middle marks here.
    • 4 Ways to Descend Cliffs and Mountains Created: Saturday, July 27, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Once you climb to the top of a mountain or cliff, you need to get back down safely and efficiently. Climbers descend off cliffs and mountains in four different ways--hiking down, downclimbing, rappelling, and lowering. Learn more about the four types of descents and how to evaluate terrain for the proper descent.
    • 10 Climbing Life Quotes from Royal Robbins Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Royal Robbins, one of the greatest American rock climbers, redefined climbing in the 1960s. Here is a collection of quotes about climbing and the climbing life from Royal Robbins, an original stone...
    • Bucket Created: Sunday, March 23, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Definition of Bucket, a climbing slang word for a large handhold.
    • How to Use Climbing Footholds and Handholds Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      You need to learn how to use handholds and footholds when you're climbing without readjusting or trying to find the sweet spot on the hold. The proper selection and use of holds lets you climb faster, more efficiently, and more securely. Learn how to use holds and climb better and higher.
    • Summer Rock Climbing Safety Created: Saturday, August 16, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      It's summer and it's hot and you want to go rock climbing. Follow these 5 hot tips to stay safe and cool on the rocks and to avoid heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
    • Head Injuries from Climbing Falls and Rock Impacts Created: Saturday, June 22, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      It's a fact: the rock is hard and your head is soft. Learn about causes of head injuries in climbing accidents and what happens to your brain when your head is impacted during a climbing fall or when hit by a rock. Once you learn the trauma that occurs to your head, you will always wear a climbing helmet to protect your head and life from traumatic life-changing injuries.
    • Longs Peak: Highest Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park Created: Sunday, July 04, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Learn interesting facts about Longs Peak, the highest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park and the 15th highest Fourteener in Colorado.
    • All About Carabiners Created: Sunday, April 04, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Carabiners are an essential piece of climbing equipment that you use every time you go climbing. Learn more about carabiners, the types of carabiner gates, and how they are used in the climbing safety system.

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