Best Winter Climbing & Bouldering Pants 2020

Best Winter Climbing & Bouldering Pants 2020

Days are short, the air becomes colder, as winter is nearing. Many people in norther Europe and America want to keep climbing outside. But if you want to keep climbing outdoors, you need some warm pants. We recently reviewed the best climbing and bouldering pants for...

Best Bear Sprays: The Top 5 of 2020

Best Bear Sprays: The Top 5 of 2020

When you hike and go outdoors in Northern America, there is a decent chance to have wildlife encounters.  Chances to have a bear encounter are actually quite low, despite what the media and YouTube "Experts" will tell you. But, bears are probably not the biggest...

Is Bouldering Dangerous?

Is Bouldering Dangerous?

When I began to rock climb, I was afraid of heights. I still am to a certain degree, but rock climbing helped me control this fear better than anything else. Before starting rock climbing I actually picked up bouldering in a gym, and this was a nice way to get used to...

Can climbing rope be recycled?

Can climbing rope be recycled?

Old ropes are cool. Remember the neon-bright colored ones from the 90s? Some of that old rope served me very good as a top rope, coiled away in a drawer, ready to be picked up whenever I needed a backup. But after the 3rd new rope, you will end up with LOTS of...

The Best Climbing Helmets of 2020

The Best Climbing Helmets of 2020

The fact that all or most professional climbers nowadays wear helmets to protect them from rocks and banging their head speaks for itself. One accident can be enough to leave you severely injured, and your head is especially sensitive to injuries. If you're still not...

Is Climbing Bad for Your Fingers?

Is Climbing Bad for Your Fingers?

Climbing is a sport where you need lots of finger strength. The same goes for bouldering and alpine climbing. No matter what you do exactly, your fingers will usually be sore if you're new to climbing. There are actually findings that show that climbers fingers and...

How to Carry Food on a Multi Day Hike?

How to Carry Food on a Multi Day Hike?

First time I did a multi-day hike I actually spent a lot of time thinking about how to carry my food. I wanted to make sure I brought enough, so I undertook some research. I came up with lots of information, and I thought, why not put them together, so you benefit...

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I’m Arne Hendricks and this is my place where i talk and write about climbing stuff. As an avid climber and family man i love to be outside and spend the day climbing, camping and having a good time.
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