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All Free Soloing is Free Climbing, but not all Free Climbing is Free Soloing

The 2018 film, Free Solo, deposited rock climbing into the limelight. In particular, the film highlighted a niche style of climbing called free soloing. To further complicate matters, the film depicted a free solo ascent on one of the largest pieces of rock in North America, documenting one of the most impressive free solo ascents …

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Climbing Terminology: Onsight, Flash, Redpoint, and Pinkpoint

Non-climbers probably assume that climbing a route means one thing – you climbed it! But if you’ve been lead climbing for some time, you probably know that’s not the case. You can onsight or flash a route, both of which are different from a redpoint, which is different from a pinkpoint. The terminology can be …

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5 Fun Rock Climbing Games That Will Make You Stronger

I’ve always thought that rock climbing was the epitome of “fun” and “working out.” It’s like a secret workout disguised by a fun activity. Instead of getting motivated to walk in place on a treadmill or lift heavy objects in front of mirrored walls, you monkey around your climbing gym with your friends and get …

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Collagen For Climbing: Scientific Fact or Myth?

If you have been paying attention to recent trends in sports nutrition, then you’ve probably heard about collagen supplementation. And if you are a climber, you have probably been introduced to the merits of collagen for climbing. Rock climbers herald collagen for climbing because it can help build finger strength, recover from workouts faster, and …

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