Climbing – how to project

Climbing – how to project

Most of the new routes you tackle need training, and if you try hard routes you will almost never climb the first try. Look at the pros when they redpoint climb a route (unsure what redpoint means, read my article), they almost seem the flow through the route. Precise...

Are climbing gyms profitable?

Are climbing gyms profitable?

Climbing gyms are expensive, most charge more than 50$ per month for a monthly membership. And a day pass isn't cheap either with at least 10$ or more. So, it seems they must be a goldmine, right? I mean, if they have 1000 members, this means 60,000$ per month - WOW...

How to Find a Rock Climbing Mentor

How to Find a Rock Climbing Mentor

When I started climbing, I actually started with bouldering in a gym. I didn't know how to find a rock climbing mentor, and for that meant no outdoor bouldering, let alone rock climbing with a rope and harness. For me it felt like the safest way of starting and made...

How should climbing pants fit?

How should climbing pants fit?

Oh here we go again, how should climbing pants fit, or how I say: The endless struggle to find the perfect pair of climbing pants. Most people who start climbing focus way too much on their arms. But in reality, footwork and leg movement is one of the most essential...

Should I climb every day?

Should I climb every day?

When I first started climbing, around 2 years ago (but who’s counting!?), I tried climbing every day, in every way I possibly could, on anything I possibly could. Climbing gyms, bouldering gyms, outdoor routes, — I was just slightly obsessed. Once climbing became a...

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!