Should you get the Petzl GriGri or GriGri +?

The Petzl GriGri is one of the most used belay devices out there. Climbing gyms love the GriGri and both climbers and belayers feel safe when the GriGri is in play, be it at the crag or an indoor facility. Its safety features are simply unmatched. But there are currently two devices on the market: … Read more

Will Bosi Sends Burden of Dreams (9A/V17 Repeat)

It happened. Burden of Dreams (9A/V17) finally sees a repeat by Scottish climber Will Bosi. View this post on Instagram A post shared by William Bosi (@will_bosi) After Spending 10 days on the replica in the Lattice Training Center, and 3 weeks projecting in Lappnor Finland, Will Bosi sent Burden of Dreams on April 12, … Read more

Best Intermediate Bouldering Shoes for indoors 2023

Looking for a new intermediate climbing shoe, specifically for indoor bouldering? This 2023 Buyers Guide will help you find the best intermediate boulder shoes tailored for modern bouldering gyms. Why purchase an intermediate boulder shoe? Intermediate boulder shoes sit right between beginner and performance shoes. I would describe them as ‘comfortable performance shoes’. They might … Read more

Lessons Learned from a Pulley Injury

My January started off pretty good, on my 3rd session of the year, I sustained a pulley injury (a strain of the A2 pulley in my right ring finger) after attempting to match a gnarly crimp undercling on overhung terrain. My foot didn’t slip like most pulley injuries, but somewhere between me switching my right … Read more

Who is Shawn Raboutou? The Worlds best Boulderer

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases Who is Shawn Raboutou? Shawn Raboutou is the son of Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou and Didier Raboutou. Both are legendary climbers with multiple world cup championships under their belt. He is also the older brother of Olympian Brooke Raboutou. Having been born into a climbing family, Shawn started … Read more