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Questions tagged [climbing]

Questions about the sport of climbing.

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what to do with chalk when deepwater soloing? [migrated]

I have been climbing for a short while and loving it. Now that I've gotten a fair bit of practice with indoor climbing I'm thinking about where this new love of mine can take me. The obvious answers ...
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Does the actual difficulty of the route in bouldering depend on my physical characteristics? [closed]

I walk to my local climbing gym and the setters mark their routes with some difficulty mark. I will use the European scale. After some time I noticed, that there are routes of a lower difficulty, ...
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How to find a climbing partner? [closed]

I have recently started indoor climbing (doing beginners courses now) and noticed it's really a two person sport with one climbing and the other anchoring. However, I don't have anyone to go climbing ...
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How are different sport climbing disciplines combined?

Last year the IOC decided to include sport climbing in the 2020 Olympics. Sport climbing covers three distinct disciplines: lead, boulder and speed. The 2020 event will be a combination of those ...
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Which climbers have successfully scaled a wall with 15C difficulty?

I have been going through Alex Harrold's podcast in the Tim Ferris show, and there he says that there are only two climbers in the world who have successfully climbed a 15C difficulty wall. Were ...
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Indoor/Outdoor Rock Climbing Shoes

I am looking at getting some shoes to start rock climbing, and I had a few questions about the shoes. I currently rent shoes, and use an indoor climbing wall, but I have a lot of friends that like to ...
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How difficult are world cup bouldering problems?

Recently I watched a video summary of the boulder world cup in Munich. Indoors and outdoors each boulder problem is classified with a certain difficulty e.g. in the Hueco or in the Fontainbleau scale (...
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climbing - distance between knot and harness [closed]

Recently I heard as a general rule of thumb that one should leave at most the width of your hand as space between the knot (a figure eight for instance) and the harness. Its quite obvious that one ...
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Becoming a professional rock climber

I been looking online everywhere to see what level of climbing you have to be at to become a sponsored climber (sponsored enough to make it your profession). I know there are a lucky few that get ...
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How to get rid of the smell from indoor climbing shoes?

When I go climbing indoors I typically wear my climbing shoes without socks because this gives me slightly better control over my feet while climbing which I particularly need in overhangs. The ...
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Name of the Rope used to Tie Climbers Together

Does anyone know if there's a technical term for the rope/method which climbers / mountaineers use to tie themselves together (i.e. climbers tie in, then if one falls the others self-arrest to prevent ...
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What do all the climber-specific terms and slang mean?

I've been hearing a lot of words thrown around by climbers like "crimper", "gaston", "flag out", "whipper", "flapper", and others. What do these and the rest even mean? Could someone compile a list ...
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How can I graduate from single to multiple pitch climbs?

I have been sport climbing for many years, both indoors and out, but have only ever tried single pitch climbs. I would like to learn multiple pitch climbing, but have no idea how you manage the ...
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Is it possible to do indoor rock climbing barefoot?

I am very new to indoor rock climbing, I want to climb barefoot, I heard some people advise against it, Anybody here has any experience or can give any suggestions on barefoot indoor rock climbing?
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How dangerous is indoor rock climbing with an inexperienced belay partner?

My wife and I are very new to climbing (indoor) and we want to belay ourselves. If you know the basics of the method but don't have much experience could you really mess things up, or if you have a ...