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All you need to know about Family Friendly Rock Climbing locations, bouldering spots, indoor climbing gyms, climbing equipment and gear reviews for climbers of all levels.

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All About the Scarpa Drago – Climbing Shoes Review

Guest by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) After tons of research, and watching every review under the sun, I finally decided on the Scarpa Drago climbing shoes.  It’s an aggressive performance shoe that is good for hard bouldering and sport … Continue reading

Rock Climbing and Climbing Hostel Birthday Fun

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) Climbing just got that much more fun in Guatemala! Belay Partners Hostal is a new hostel located right beside the best climbing rock in Amatitlan, Guatemala. Usually, when I want to go … Continue reading

Climbing Terms – Don’t Have a Blank Face at the Rock or Indoor Gym

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) This article I am talking about some important climbing terms so that when you hear them you won’t have a blank stare and feel left out: Climbing Terms for Lead Clmbing Every … Continue reading

Skin Care for Climbers – Yes Climbing Hand Care is Different Than the Rest!

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) I have been using climbOn products for about three months now. At this point I pretty much use it religiously after climbing because, and this was a total surprise to me, I … Continue reading

Our New Climbing Spot – QuboAntigua Climbing Gym

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) QuboAntigua, a new indoor climbing gym that opened just one week ago is our new never-want-to-leave-place. It’s a bouldering gym that is awesome and not huge. They also double as a restaurant … Continue reading

Tension Board vs Moon Board – Indoor Climbing Gym

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Let’s talk about the Moon Board and the Tension Board. Have you heard of these, they are definitely the latest craze in our indoor climbing gym and good reason for it.   … Continue reading

4 Things You Should Know When Buying Climbing Shoes

If you are interested in rock climbing then that’s great, and honestly it’s a great sport, but on the other hand you do know the fact that one wrong move can make rock climbing very dangerous for you. Especially if … Continue reading

Travel Like a Local Immerse in Rock Climbing (Indoor Climbing Gym)

Almost twelve years ago my husband stumbled onto a climbing gym and became a quick addict. At that time, our oldest boy was around four years old, and he came along with his papa for the fun of it. When … Continue reading

Climbing Inspiration – 7 of the Top Male Rock Climbers

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) My brother and I are in training and to get our inspiration we watch the best climbers out there. We love watching the best female rock climbers as much as we the … Continue reading

Female Rock Climbers – True Power

Guest post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Women climbers are some of the best and most interesting to watch as they master the hardest routes indoor and on the rock. These are by far some of my favorites. Not … Continue reading

Review – Indoor Climbing Gym – Casa Boulder, Guatemala City

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Casa Boulder is a small climbing gym where there is only bouldering routes. The owner is called Mario, he is very charismatic, he will give very fun routes and will help you … Continue reading

Climbing Technique – Learn About the Types of Climbing Holds

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) Do you know the different climbing holds?  There are different types of holds in climbing so it’s always good to know them because you might be the one giving or receiving the … Continue reading

Do’s and Don’ts In An Indoor Climbing Gym

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) When you go to a climbing gym you should never stand under someone who is climbing! This is an example of one of the 4 Do’s and Don’ts of indoor climbing you … Continue reading

About the Climbing Equipment to Take with You to the Rock

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) Rock climbing is very different to indoor climbing gym. And that flows into the type of equipment you will use. The equipment you really, can’t-leave-home-without need is quickdraws, harness, belay device, rope, … Continue reading

Climbing Grades – Why They Are Important and What You Need to Know

Climbing is a sport that is practiced by many people, so there needs to be a way to know if you are progressing in the sport, but how? The grading systems in climbing are useful and important to know because … Continue reading

Upper Body Training – Why It Is So Important for Climbers?

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) As with all sports, training certain parts of the body is essential for higher performance. In climbing, specifically, you need to be able to support and control your own body weight with … Continue reading

Why Are Climbing Chalk Bags So Important?

Chalk is used to get better on climbing holds inside the rock gym and on the actual rock. Chalk isn’t only used in climbing it is also used a lot in gymnastics and in weight lifting so can get a … Continue reading

Climbing Shoes – What to Look for When Purchasing

Guest post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) There are many different types of climbing shoes to get. The most important part is you need to make sure that it’s the right fit and the right type of shoe for … Continue reading

All You Need to Know About Lead Climbing Competition

Guest Writer – Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) In this article we will be talking about the lead category (discipline) of climbing competition. It is one of the three sport climbing disciplines: boulder, lead and speed. Lead climbing is the … Continue reading

All You Need to Know About Speed Climbing Competition

Guest Writer – Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) There are three disciplines of climbing: lead, boulder and speed. Speed climbing and competition speed climbing is what we are going to be talking about in this article. In speed climbing the … Continue reading