How Much do You Know About the Slings You Use?

Author: Lucie Trojanová Date: 14.08.2019 Category Education

Do you prefer clipping your quickdraws into polyamide or Dyneema® slings? They differ in more ways than weight alone. Knowing these differences is particularly useful when you’re choosing quickdraws, making a personal anchor system, or tying knots in a sling used as a wedge or a nut in a crack.

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Saxony: From III to XII Chalk-free

Author: Ondřej Horáček Date: 29.07.2019 Category Climbers Guide to the Galaxy

Spectacular historical IIIs, easy-going VIIs, formidable meisterwegs, several milestones in the history of international climbing, as well as state-of-the-art XIIs. Challenging walls, ledges and honeycomb features, breathtaking cracks, fierce slabs, infinite chimneys and athletic overhangs. The magnificent landscape of Saxon Switzerland has it all.

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Peak District: English paradise for trad climbers

Author: Tomáš Brzobohatý Date: 17.06.2019 Category Climbers Guide to the Galaxy

Pioneers of the sport of climbing in England saved on bolts and rivets. Thanks to them, the Peak District is a pearl of traditional climbing. Read how many friends you should pack with you for the trip and how much courage.

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Jernej Kruder: Trying to escape to the rocks

Author: Lucie Trojanová Date: 03.06.2019 Category Stories

Jernej Kruder´s long-term plan is to stay in climbing until he dies. To endure that and still have fun he is used to switching among disciplines. And he´s good at all of them – from bouldering to bigwalls.

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Croatia: Future Mecca for sport climbers

Author: Boris Čujić Date: 10.05.2019 Category Climbers Guide to the Galaxy

Balkan countries have so many crags with top-notch limestone that it might make you feel dizzy. Their slumbering potential has only been awoken recently, new areas and great routes are being established almost every day. Croatia is the nearest Balkan country to the rest of Europe and the most developed climbing-wise. Please study this introduction to the Croatian crags written by Boris Čujić, author of local guidebooks…..and maybe plan your trip, because it´s possible that Croatia is the new Spain.

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Brief interview with Anźe Peharc

Author: Lucie Trojanová Date: 02.05.2019 Category Stories

Anźe Peharc is now in China, where he is waiting for another competition of the bouldering world cup. What are his feelings after the bronze medal from Chongqing?

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Fontainebleau: Last calm sectors with great boulders

Author: Alban Levier Date: 03.04.2019 Category Climbers Guide to the Galaxy

Bouldering is becoming ever more popular and Fontainebleau is getting more and more crowded. But it is still possible to find peaceful spots in the forest and climb the most beautiful boulders. Let me show you…

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Loic Timmermans: Not only a climber

Author: Lucie Trojanová Date: 19.03.2019 Category Stories

Loic is training almost every day and hopes to represent Belgium at the first Olympic games where climbing is gonna be a discipline. Despite this, sport is not the middle of the Universe for him. He is a living proof that it is possible to combine maximum training effort even with legal studies.

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BOR: A little known area with world class climbs

Author: Jenda Šolc Date: 27.02.2019 Category Climbers Guide to the Galaxy

There aren’t many places in the CR where you can find sandstone boulders with the right kind of texture. At Bor the sandstone offers all kinds of holds ranging from holes to tiny ledges. And it’s not crowded. Perhaps that’s because this hill with 1,400 boulders is relatively remote. Read more about it, and if you go, treat the enchanting nature here with respect.

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How to choose the right climbing shoes

Author: Lucie Trojanová Date: 14.02.2019 Category Education

Climbing shoes have to be small. It’s supposed to hurt when you wear them. Everybody knows that. Whenever you see a climber on TV, they inevitably mention how much smaller than normal climbing shoes are. Except this well-known rule of thumb does not always apply. Do you really have to buy shoes that hurt your toes?

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