What Does It Mean to Flake a Rope

How to Flake a Climbing Rope?

It’s important to take care of climbing ropes properly in order to preserve their integrity and extend their lifespans. Part of this rope care includes uncoiling the rope when you first purchase it, flaking the rope regularly, and storing it correctly. So, how to flake a rope? To flake a climbing …

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How To Clean Dirty Climbing Holds

How To Clean Dirty Climbing Holds?

Climbing holds can get very dirty from dozens of hands, climbing shoes, and copious amounts of chalk. Sweat and skin oils mix with the chalk, dust, and shoe rubber to form a greasy mess on climbing holds, which reduces the friction and makes the holds more difficult to hang on …

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How To Climb A V10

How To Climb A V10?

As a beginner boulderer, the more advanced problems might seem completely out of reach. Even intermediate boulderers can sometimes experience a plateau, where it seems like no matter how much you train and climb, you can’t advance to the next grade. Being able to climb V10 boulder problems is an …

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How to Train to Climb 5.11

How to Climb 5.11?

When you first start rock climbing, the more advanced routes can seem completely impossible. However, if you work to develop your strength, stamina, and technique, you will likely be able to climb 5.11s soon enough. In short, you can climb 5.11s by practicing, building your strength, honing your technique, and …

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