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An Intro to Rock Climbing

There are so many styles of climbing out there, not to mention so much lingo that it’s easy to get lost. Learn the differences between each style of rock climbing.

How to Build Your First Trad Rack

Trad climbing requires a lot of gear. From cams to carabiners, nuts to nut tools, there are so many options out there that it’s hard to know where to even begin. There’s also the question of how much gear you actually need to get started on those first few leads.

How to Choose a Climbing Shoe

Choosing your first pair of climbing shoes? Ready to upgrade? Brush up on profile shapes, asymmetric curvature, linings, and closure types to figure out which shoe is right for you.

How to Choose a Climbing Rope

The Backcountry video crew caught up with athlete Steph Davis for a day of world-class crack climbing and the chance to learn from a true master in Utah’s renowned Indian Creek. Learn from Steph as she explains the different types of climbing ropes and the situations that each rope is best suited for.