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DIY: Hangboard

There’s nothing like a hangboard to take your climbing to the next level. Finger strength is critical for tackling difficult crimps, edges and jugs. Follow these easy steps to make your own DIY hangboard that can be personalized to fit your climbing style and routine. Read More...
Woman climbing at the Seattle Flagship store

The Best Climbing Shoes of 2018

We interviewed REI climbing experts and researched customer favorites to provide you with a roundup of the top climbing shoes for 2018. Whether you're into trad climbing to bouldering, here are some of the best rock shoes on the market right now. Read More...
Weed Patch Mountain Trail

New Backcountry Trail Opens in Hickory Nut Gorge

Weed Patch Mountain Trail is a brand new 8.6-mile (one way) romp through some of Hickory Nut Gorge’s wildest terrain, connecting Buffalo Creek Park, which already has a 3.5-mile mountain bike loop, with Eagle Rock, a climbing crag on the north side of Rumbling Bald Mountain inside Chimney Rock State Park. Read More...
Woman tightening climbing harness

How to Put on a Climbing Harness

Putting on a climbing harness for the first time can be confounding. But with a few tips and some repetition, it can become as familiar as pulling on a pair of pants. Learn how to put on a climbing harness with these seven easy steps. Read More...