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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.

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 you need to see and measure if you are getting better. In different parts of […]

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Top 8 Indoor and Outdoor Rock Climbing Places in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a unique city that supports a wide range of activities. Las Vegas is not only home to good food challenges, it includes both indoor and outdoor rock climbing too. Thanks to the beautiful rocky landscapes and wonderful canyons, you can take your climbing outside, considering the weather is usually hot and sunny. […]

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Rock Climbing at Amatitlan Lake in Guatemala (Breakdown)

Guest post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Amatitlan and Xela are the biggest and most recommended places for climbing in Guatemala. I will mainly tell you my experience of Amatitlan because I have never been to Xela. But will be going soon, so stay tuned. Amatitlan Lake Rock Climbing Review Amatitlan is a very […]

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Family Climbing Adventure at Siurana, Spain

Arriving to Siurana, Spain’s climbing heaven was the same as arriving in 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 that Sasha Gerzha, one of the world’s champions of climbing, is in […]

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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 you don’t have the proper rock climbing shoes, then things can get pretty dangerous for […]

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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 competition The only goal is getting to the top in the fastest time possible. There are […]

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Rest Days and Why They are Important for Climbers

Did you know that resting for a climber isn’t a luxury? It’s a body necessity. Your body needs to recuperate, and your muscles need to grow and strengthen. So don’t underestimate a day of rest. What To Do While Taking a Rest Rest days allow your muscles, nerves, bones, and connective tissues time to rebuild. […]

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

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) In 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  Climbing terms are important to know because sometimes while you’re climbing at the rock or in the gym […]

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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 the guys. 7 Top Men Rock Climbers – Who We Love to Watch and Learn From Jernej […]

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

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 our second boy was born, we started to take them both to the local wall […]

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Preparation for Going Rock Climbing – Supplies You Need

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Going rock climbing is not like going to the gym. You don’t have bathrooms to freely use. No couches to rest on and put your stuff on. No water fountains or a backup for equipment you forgot. When you go rock climbing, you need to bring all […]

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

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 your arms and fingers. Pull ups are Essential for Climbers Pull ups are very simple […]

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Learn About the Types of Climbing Holds

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) If you have your chalk, your chalk bag and your equipment then, put on your climbing shoes and get ready to know the different types of holds Do you know the different climbing holds?  There are different types of holds in climbing so it’s always good to […]

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What to Look for When Buying Kids Climbing Shoes

My kids are obsessed with climbing. Climbing has always been a small part of their lives because my husband is a climber and has taken them to the rock as they were growing up. We have done climbing trips, with our most favorite – Spain and visited some of the most coveted spots throughout the […]

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Legal and Illegal Urban Climbing: Key Points for Professionals and Hobbyists to Consider

Urban climbing is also known as bewildering and structuring, among other things. While it is considered to be an extreme sport today, urban climbing had a more utilitarian start; an origin that still holds just as much validity today. Construction workers in particular were the first to engage in the activity, alongside painters and window […]

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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 indoors and on the rock. These are by far some of my favorites. Not only are they master climbers, but super inspirational. I also enjoy a lot watching the Top […]

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All You Need to Know About Bouldering Competition

Bouldering is one the three disciplines of sports 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 of climbing that doesn’t need a harness, a rope, or another person to belay you. […]

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How to Put Bolts in Rock Climbing Routes

Guest Post from Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) 5 Step Process for How to Bolt a Route Step 1 Find a climbable route and find a way to get to the top of it. Find a tree or a stable rock to put the surrounding rope to set up a top rope, so you can […]

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A Father and Son Activity at La Rocalla Guatemala Climbing Gym

My husband is a climbing junkie. Everywhere we travel to, he asks if there is a climbing gym nearby. 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, and you won’t make any progress. Related Read: […]

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Cute and Furry Climbing Chalk Bags by Crafty Climbing Review

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) Climbing Chalk Bags are incredibly important in climbing because as the name suggests it is used for keeping chalk. Climbing without chalk is almost impossible, so buying the right type of climbing chalk and chalk bag is of the most importance. Crafty is a brand that makes […]

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