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How to Choose and Use Climbing Chalk and Chalk Bags
Learn about the different types of chalk for climbing and get tips on choosing and using it.
Climbing and Bouldering Rating Systems
Learn about climbing and bouldering ratings, including how route difficulty is measured and the difference between a rating and a grade.
How to Train for Rock Climbing and Bouldering
These training exercises for rock climbing and bouldering will help you build strength and improve balance.
How to Get Started Bouldering
Learn about climbing in one of its simplest forms with our handy guide to the popular sport of bouldering.
Indoor (Gym) Climbing Basics
Get the lowdown on indoor climbing: how to find a gym, what to expect there, clothing and gear needs, types of climbing and rating systems.