Before I go into details about Dirtbag, I want to explain a phenomenon that I see growing. Like any great social movement, it's always been there on the cusp of society. The movement I speak of I'll term Dirtbaggery, or as individuals, Dirtbags. Dirtbags are defined in the Urban Dictionary as:
I have a complicated relationship with fear. I'd say that I am probably more adventurous than most people, however exploring fear is always present in some form or another in both my professional and personal life. When I'm doing what I really love it's always present. I cannot separate fear from the joy I feel when I am most free exploring the world. It's just a part of the process.
It is no fun remembering that you forgot something important when you are in the middle of a climbing trip. Even when you are just starting your climb, the next town might be too far for you to go out and get the items you forgot at home. To ensure you do not forget, here is a list of the essential items you need to remember to pack before you head out on a climbing trip.MapA … [Read more...]
What are climbing carabiners, and for what purposes do we use them? What are manual and auto locking carabiner ? Do you need a carabiner with lock or one that has no lock?
Well, we will familiarize you with everything you need to know about carabiners, the carabiner locking systems, and the best locking carabiners as well as the best non locking ones, so keep reading.
Do you love the exhilaration of getting higher and higher off the ground when you’re rock climbing? If you’ve made the climb to the top, then you know the feeling. At the same time, you’d also understand the dangers it can pose if you’re not following the right safety techniques.
Rock climbing belay is a type of various techniques rock climbers use when exerting tension on the climbing rope. These techniques are used both for safety of the climber and also to ensure a falling climber will not fall very far.
If you’re new to rock climbing, learning how to belay is taught early on in your lessons because it is a fundamental skill that every climber needs to know and master. This article will help you understand its basic mechanism and importance so you can gain more confidence in rock climbing.
If you’re a new climber, it’s likely that you start at an indoor gym and in a controlled environment. Here, you will learn about the basics of climbing before you’re ready to climb outdoors. Regardless, every lesson should be taken seriously no matter how much you’ve progressed.