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What are the Different Types of Climbing?

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Climbing is divided into many different types and styles, including rock climbing, bouldering, indoor climbing, sport climbing, traditional climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering. Learn more about all the different types of climbing.



What are 6 Essential Skills for Rappelling?

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Rappelling is a skill-based climbing activity for descending cliffs and mountains with a rope. Learn 6 essential skills that you need to know to rappel safely when rock climbing.



4 Friction Knots All Climbers Need to Know

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Every climber needs to know these 4 friction knots to climb a rope in an emergency or to escape a belay.



How Climbers Do Die on Mount Everest?

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is also one of the most dangerous. From 6 to 10 percent of climbers who summit die on the mountain.



7 Pieces of Rappelling Equipment All Climbers...

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Here is your essential rappelling equipment, including rope, rappel device, anchor gear, slings, harness, belay gloves, and personal anchor tether.



What Climbers Should Know About South America's...

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Learn interesting climbing and geographic facts about Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America and one of the Seven Summits.



What Climbers Should Know About Australia's...

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Fast facts about Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia and one of the Seven Summits.



What are the Best Knots for Rock Climbing?

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Learn about the best rock climbing knots; rappel knots; knot strength; how to tie knots; types of knots; and why knots keep you safe when climbing.



Learn How to Rappel: Essential Climbing Skills

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Rappelling is a climbing technique that allows you to do a controlled descent down a rope from a cliff or mountain. Learn here all about rappelling and the essential climbing skills you need to learn to safely rappel.



Climbing is Dangerous -- Here are 5 Ways to Die...

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Learn 5 ways that climbers die--lead falls, rockfall, solo climbing, rappelling, and bad weather. Use basic safety tips and good judgment to stay alive.



Learn Basic Belaying Skills for Climbing

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Belaying is an important climbing skill. Learn and practice the basics about belaying and how to use a belay device at your local climbing gym.



Facts, Figures and Trivia About the World's...

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, rises onthe border of Nepal and Tibet in Asia. Learn interesting facts about Mount Everest, including its first ascent, usual climbing routes, and strange feats on the roof of the world.



Fast Facts About K2: The Second Highest...

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Learn interesting facts about K2, the second highest mountain in the world, including how it got its unique name, when it was first climbed, and why it is one of the most dangerous high peaks in the world.



Facts about the Highest Mountain in Africa

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Learn cool facts and lots of information about Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular high mountains in the world for climbers.



6 Basic Finger Grips for Face Climbing

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

To be a successful climber you need to learn how to use handholds effectively and the 6 basic finger grips for climbing. Practice them at a gym first.



How to Tie and Use a Prusik Knot

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Learn how to tie a Prusik knot, an important knot used in climbing for ascending ropes and in emergency situations.



Understanding the Geology of Mount Everest

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Why are marine fossils on top of Mt. Everest? Learn about Mt. Everest's unique geology, its 3 rock layers, and why it is still rising higher.



How to Master Toprope Climbing Basics

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Top-rope climbing is the best way for beginners to get out on the rocks. Check here for the skills you need to know and what equipment you need to buy.



How to Tie and Use an Autoblock Knot for Climbing

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Learn how to tie and use an autoblock knot, an essential safety knot used in climbing and rappelling.



Learn the Nine Basic Types of Climbing Handholds

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Learn here the nine different types of handholds that you'll encounter on cliffs and how to use each with specific hand movements and techniques.



10 Tips for Safe Rock Climbing

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Climbing is dangerous. Learn the basic rules of climbing safety to stay safe on the rocks and avoid accidents. Follow these ten tips for climbing safety for a safe climbing adventure.



Facts About Shiprock — Sacred Navajo Peak...

2017-03-12T11:02:11Z

Shiprock, a towering rock mountain in northwestern New Mexico, is sacred to the Navajo Indians. Shiprock figures prominently in many Navajo legends and myths. Find out about Shiprock's geology, climbing history, and Navajo mythology.