A campus board allows an array of rock climbing training exercises packed into a relatively small area, making it a great addition to an at-home climbing training setup. Most indoor climbing gyms have a campus board, too. Traditional campus board climbing exercises develop greater contact strength, dynamic timing, and explosive […]

Introduction Having the right rock climbing shoe is essential not only for the performance of the sport, but, more importantly, also for its safety. With all the variations of rock climbing shoes out there, it can be difficult to choose the right one. However, there are four staple categories of […]


Climbing Safety for Traditional Lead Climbers Lead climbers take on lots of responsibility, not only for their safety but also for the safety of their second. Here are some key principles to consider.  In contrast to sport climbing where pre-fixed bolts provide clip-in points and serve as protection in case […]