Category: Climbing

Useful information about rock climbing places, indoor climbing gyms, equipment and product reviews for climbers.

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

All You Need to Know About Bouldering Competition

Bouldering is one the three disciplines of sport climbing. Lead, speed and bouldering make up the entire competition for competing climbers. What is Bouldering? Bouldering is climbing without a rope but not higher than five meters. It is a type … Continue reading

Siurana, Spain – Rock Climbing, Camping and So Much More…

GUEST POST by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) When I was 11 years old my family had an idea which was to go to Spain and rock climb. And that is exactly what we did. We went to Siurana, Spain … Continue reading

Climbing Gym in Guatemala – Big Mountain Review

Special Guest Writer – Brandon Villatoro Kuperman (Travel Experta’s Son!) Welcome to Big Mountain! One of Guatemala’s City’s top climbing gyms where you can go climbing with your family. The gym has a wall that is 13 meters tall. Other walls … Continue reading

Rock and Indoor Climbing is a Great Addition to Your Travel Plans

Note of Caution – Once you finish reading this article you will most likely have to change your travel plans. Living in Guatemala, my son’s school schedule revolves around the Southern Hemisphere. This means that they only get two weeks … Continue reading

3 Extreme Adventures for Adrenaline Junkies

Hiking to a summit, looking down into a deep, breathtaking gorge, rafting down a wild river – these were considered extreme adventures once, but today, they have become everyday getaways for adventure-loving men and women. There are, in turn, many … Continue reading

The Art of Climbing: The Best Mountains to Climb Around the World

Mountaineering is not just a hobby. It’s an art that helps you discover yourself. Whether you’re just getting into climbing or checking off the items in your list of mountains to climb, you need to know what climbing artists consider … Continue reading

5 Best Activities in the US for Adventure Junkies

Adventurers are always looking for something to try that can provide them with an experience of a lifetime. If you are looking for such experiences, below are five best activities in America that you can try. BASE Jumping in Idaho … Continue reading

5 Best Adventure Activities You Should Try When Traveling

Traveling brings out a sense of adventure that many don’t get in their day to day lives. If you want an adrenaline rush during your next trip, check out these 5 adventure activities! Some people seem to have a natural … Continue reading

5 Exciting Ways to Keep Fit While Traveling

Exercise has been revolutionised over the past couple of decades. It has been transformed from being a necessary and often mundane way to keep fit, into an all-encompassing lifestyle choice that is both accessible and fun. Here are five exciting … Continue reading

Siurana, Spain – The Hollywood of Climbing

Arriving to Siurana, Spain’s climbing haven, was the same as arriving to Mecca for my husband. He wasn’t the only one drawn to this place. Within three minutes of our arrival and check in into our Siurana Camping Mobile Home, the owners told us … Continue reading

Climbing 740 Stairs to the Top of Piedra del Peñol, Colombia

As you drive to the entrance of the gargantuan rock face the first sign that greets you states boldly – The Best View in the World. Since I’ve been to many high vista points, some beyond spectacular, this to me … Continue reading

Climbing Madness – A Father and Son Activity

My husband is a climbing junkie. Which, if you know the world of rock climbers, it’s really the only way to be. Because if you’re not obsessed with it, you’re really not into it. Discover more kid friendly things to … Continue reading

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