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...

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...

Top 20 Climbing Huge Whippers

Top 20 Climbing Huge Whippers

I know you like to browse some good whippers, I do at least. I put together a top 20 climbing huge whippers from different sources like Instagram, Youtube and Vimeo. When I collected these links, I had two rules: A) Must include a decent fall or 'whoops' moment B) No...

How many falls can a climbing rope take?

How many falls can a climbing rope take?

How many falls can a climbing rope take? Short answer: A typical ISO approved climbing rope can take a minimum of 5 falls. But what is a fall according to the norm? There is a standardized way to test ropes for falling safety, and I will give you some more details in...

About me

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.
You can find climbing, bouldering and mountaineering articles, gear reviews and buying guides on this site!