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Rock Climbing Bolts : How Do They Work?

In Care & Maintenance, Good to Know, Pro Advice, Skills by Pete

Bolts: Who Places Them and How is it Done? In a nutshell, a climbing bolt is literally a bolt that you screw into a rock face, and it serves as an anchor point for progressing in your climb.  If you learned to climb in a climbing gym or you’re accustomed to climbing at popular sport climbing areas with well-protected routes, …

Rock Climbing Bolts : How Do They Work? was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Pete
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Climber’s Hand Care Essentials : Flappers and Blisters and Tape, Oh My!

In Care & Maintenance, Pro Advice by Pete

As all rock-climbers know, from beginners to the elite, climbing is really hard on your hands. After each climb, my hands are covered in dirt, grime, old chalk, new chalk, a nasty chalk-sweat combo paste, and at least two gnarly looking blisters. If you’re like me, then you’re probably tired of growing calluses, just for them to rip off in …

Climber’s Hand Care Essentials : Flappers and Blisters and Tape, Oh My! was last modified: March 27th, 2018 by Pete