Climbing Journeys For The Soul
Get Stuck Into Crack Climbing!
climbing can take us on many different kinds of adventures and some of those are not just to places, some are more personal journeys that can change and shape people’s lives in a big way: journeys for the soul.
This week we talked to two inspiring female climbers whose climbing is making an impact on the climbing community as a whole: between them, they are smashing perceived ‘barriers’ to climbing and showing the world that climbing is a sport for everyone.
Photo provided by Yasmin RL. Used with permission.
Let's Get Jamming! - Crack Climbing Techniques
In this post we’re looking at off-width and chimney cracks - the two most difficult types of crack climbing - and how you can train your core to be able to crush them out! Let’s get stuck in!
Photo by Dave King.
Where Has Climbing Taken You?
Crack climbing is a lot of fun. This post will introduce you to finger cracks, hand cracks and fist cracks and the techniques required to climb them.
Why Should You Learn To Lead Climb?
Where can climbing take you? To new friends, new adventures and some of the most beautiful places in the world! We interviewed three climbers about their climbing adventures and how getting into climbing has made a positive impact on their lives.
Fight The Fear: How To Overcome Fear When Climbing
Learning to lead opens up so many possibilities for new climbing adventures! Where can leading take you? - To the best climbing in the world!
What Goes Into Route Setting?
Every climber gets scared, but learning how to control your fear is one of the most satisfying and valuable parts of the sport. Learn how to overcome fear of heights and fear of falling through focused training.
Footwork Drills To Improve Your Bouldering
This post is all about route setting: where do route setters get their inspiration for creating varied and challenging routes on a regular basis, what makes a good route, and what goes into the job?
Whether you’re a curious climber or considering getting into route setting professionally, this is everything you need to know!
How To Choose The Perfect Climbing Shoe
Footwork is far more complex than just placing your feet on holds and using your legs more than your arms: it is the essential skill of climbing and an art in itself. This post introduces you to foot positions in climbing and four basic footwork drills to improve your bouldering.
Advanced Bouldering Tips
The right pair of climbing shoes can make a real difference to your climbing. This post covers the different types of climbing shoes, the pros and cons to each and how climbing shoes should fit.
Why Should You Get Your Kids Into Climbing?
Improve your bouldering with these advanced bouldering techniques and video demonstrations.
The Benefits Of Climbing On Mental Health
Find out about some of the benefits of climbing on children’s physical and mental health.
Don't Be Out Of The Game
From managing anxiety, gaining confidence and overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles, three climbers talk about how climbing has improved their mental health.
Image credit: Rosa Pearce
Heroines Of The Crag - Why Should More Women Climb?
Tips on injury prevention when climbing, and what to do if you’re injured.
How To Use The Gym To Improve Your Climbing
Three local female climbers talk about what climbing means to them, and why more women should climb.
Bouldering Tips: Beginner To Advanced
Many climbers don’t go to the gym, but there’s a good reason to start: focused training in the gym can benefit your climbing. In this post, climbers new to the gym will find recommended exercises and tips for strengthening the muscle groups used in climbing.
Start Your Climbing Adventures at Vertical Limit
Vertical Limit staff members Kieron and Isaac show you how to master some of our exciting routes!
Welcome to our friendly and passionate community of climbers!