Mental Strength for Climbing

Sports Climbing Competition is always stressful. All competitions are. We prepare for years hoping for that perfect 3-4 minutes during competitions. Those 3-4 minutes are actually dependent on Mental Strength. Climbing that hard project is also stressful. The process of trying and failing on an outdoor climb until you climb it is called Redpointing. It…

What is Speed climbing?

As you might have guessed from the name, Speed Climbing, it is a matter of pace. How fast one climbs and reaches the top is only the thing. There are two same climbing routes side by side, two climber start on ‘Go!’ following the series of moves and the one who reaches the top first…

Lead or Top rope climbing?

There is a lot of confusion at the beginning regarding top rope and lead climbing. Before spending time on any other terms, let’s see how and why are they different from each other. Top Rope Climbing: In this form, a strong anchor is always in place at the top of the route from which the…

What is Bouldering?

There are 3 major types of climbing, bouldering, speed and lead climbing. In Sports climbing 3 different competition events are held dedicated to these forms. Let’s first find out what is bouldering? How is it different from the others?   Bouldering is a form of climbing that is performed without any rope or safety harnesses….

ABCD of climbing world

Everything you need to know to get started Before you learn a subject, it is important to get familiar with the key terms related to that subject. Similarly, before we get deeper higher in the climbing world, let’s find out what stands for what so that we talk in the climber’s language. Commonly used terms…

Not sure…what is climbing?

What is climbing? As straight forward it is, climbing is moving up using hands and feet majorly. It can be done on natural formations or artificial structures to reach to the top. It is now officially one of the major adventure activity all over the world. It is a full-fledged sport testing your physical and…

What is traditional climbing

Traditional climbing, or trad climbing, is a style of rock climbing in which a climber or group of climbers place all gear required to protect against falls, and remove it when a pitch is complete. Traditional bolted face climbing means the bolts were placed on lead and/or with hand drills.

Yes, there is Bouldering in Thailand

After marriage, I got this lucky opportunity to climb in Thailand. Well, Thailand is a climbers hub. It is treasured with awesome rocks magically decorated with these amazing lines. All year round you can find climbers there, in Tonsai, Krabi especially. Tonsai, lying next to the beach has an array of limestone mountains with cracks…