Yesterday we looked at some basic techniques in rock climbing and the different kinds of rock climbing; today we think it probably necessary to put a little perspective into what it is you are achieving when you start climbing. Lets
The other day I did an article on stupid mistakes to avoid when abseiling – today it’s belaying’s turn… With extreme sports such as rock climbing, there are so many things that can go wrong, so it is worth reminding
Summer is well and truly here, so if you’re a rock climber and looking for somewhere to go, we highly recommend Maple Canyon in Central Utah. It is one of the nation’s most unique rock climbing areas and offers some
I’m on a roll…
Here’s another climbing site admirably suited to our extreme sports blog, Clark Mountain, 40 miles south of Las Vegas and 235 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The climbing here is about 300-500 feet high and about a
“The best climber in the world is the one who’s having the most fun.” – Alex Lowe
We have done many articles on rock climbing, places to rock climb, rock climbing equipment, etc, so I thought today I would do a
It is amazing how we, at xtremesport4u, keep coming across another area which has termed itself ‘the most popular rock climbing area in the world‘…. Hmmm, they can’t all be the most popular, but they do all have something unique
Are you a fan of abseiling or do you prefer rock climbing? Are you going on holiday any time soon? Fed up with climbing with the masses? Planning a climbing trip in the southern hemisphere perhaps?
You can’t really do an
SQUAMISH – the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada”
Peaceful, calm, tranquil, romantic, sensationally beautiful… are all words that spring to mind when looking at this photograph – but how many of you out there know how much you can do in
There are just some pieces of information that you cannot ignore and we are grateful to www.rockclimbingusa.com for sharing this information with us – we just had to pass it on to you guys – whether you be a budding
Eldorado Springs is in Boulder County, Colorado and the Eldorado Canyon State Park (20 minutes from downtown Boulder) is famous for the many classic North-American climbing routes that are found here. It has some of the best trad. climbing in
Here are the rock climbing grading scales that you need to understand for the various types of climbs that you will come across on a sortie to a rock face. Please be aware that these grades vary enormously from country
If you are down south and happen to find yourself in need of a little rock climbing or mountain bike riding we are delighted to suggest that you might try out Hurricane Creek Park, located between the Vinemont and Falkville
How often, when rock climbing, do you snatch desperately at an elusive handhold because your body is straining with exhaustion and you need to take the pressure off your legs or your arms?
Do you understand perfectly where your centre of
Having done a fair amount of research and reading on rock climbing it occurred to me that some of you out there might like to have the different techniques of rock climbing clarified a fraction, and so I embarked on
Ever heard of Indian Creek? The place where the locals say you cannot find more rock anywhere else on the planet?
It’s worth going to just for the privilege of seeing the fabulous rock art there. Some of these carvings/paintings are
“Dude, if you fall, try to push out. It’s looking kinda grim.”
The Salathé Wall is El Cap’s most natural line and quite possibly the greatest rock climb in the world. Many claim that The Nose is more classic, but there
This is by no means a definitive list of the top ten climbs, nor are they necessarily the most extreme rock climbs out there, but if you’re looking for a fun day (or two) out with a challenging rock face
Have I found a rock face for you… something different and certainly extreme.
Longs Peak in the Rocky Mountain National Park is, at 14,255 feet, the northernmost “fourteener” in Colorado, the 15th highest peak in the state, and the 48th highest
If you are new to rock climbing it might be useful to rehash the basic equipment you’ll need for a climb. As you become more skilled, your collection of equipment will increase. The type and amount needed will vary depending