Climb Faster with Less Clutter Using These 6 Steps When climbing a multi-pitch route where you’ll be swapping leads, the fastest, easiest, and safest way to transition at belays is to swap belay devices with your partner. You won’t connect yourself to the anchor with a daisy chain or clove hitch, so you’ll save […]
Taping the backs of your hands makes crack climbing faster, more protected, and insulates the hands from cold and wet rock. These benefits of taping up are obvious and should have you sold on using tape gloves. The only exception to them would be on a sustained thin-hands crack, where you’ll be wishing your hands were narrower. We’ve tasked CAMP athlete Blake Herrington, the human multi-tool, to create a list of other things tape is good for on big rock routes and in the alpine.
Building anchors quickly and without extra gear is a skill that will allow you to move fast on approaches, descents, and while leading. If you don’t carry extra anchor-specific gear on your harness, you will be able to hike and climb faster. And if your anchor is clean and simple, you’ll be able to transition […]
The American Alpine Club Craggin’ Classics are back and as part of our commitment as National Title Sponsor, CAMP is proud to be offering an intensive clinic on one of our favorite topics … Huge Days with a Light Rack. The clinic focused on making multi-pitch rock climbing faster and more efficient so we can […]