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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.

Rock and Indoor Climbing in New Jersey 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 off for summer. For years, us parents have been working with our private school to […]

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Climbing to the Top of Piedra del Peñol, Colombia

The rock of Guatapé 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 was a challenge. To state something that is the ‘best in […]

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Rock Climbing Spain, Camping and So Much More in Siurana, Spain

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 in Catalonia. This area is considered to be one of the best climbing places in […]

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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, including both indoor and outdoor rock climbing. Thanks to the beautiful rocky landscapes and wonderful canyons, you can take your climbing outside, considering the weather is usually hot and sunny. However, if you prefer an indoor experience, you can start bouldering there […]

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Where To Go While Looking for an Indoor Climbing Gym in Washington DC Area

Guest post from Brandon Villatoro (The Travel Experta’s Son) Every year we visit the US two times per year. But now with our training schedule for climbing, we have to keep up even when traveling. So when visiting our uncle in the DC area I looked for an indoor climbing gym to maintain our strict […]

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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 Putting Bolts in New Rock Climbing Routes 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 rope around it to set up a top rope […]

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Top 5 Legendary Bouldering Routes for Climbers to Attempt

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Bouldering is my definite first choice for climbing indoor and out door. Here’s a list, in my opinion of: Top 5 Classic and Famous Bouldering Routes in the World Midnight Lightning Boulder in Yosemite, California –  V8/7b+ This is considered to be the most famous bouldering route […]

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Top 5 Most Legendary and Difficult Climbing Routes

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) Only a few have mastered, and most aspire. 5 Most Difficult Sport Climbing Routes in the World Action Directe in Frankenjura, Germany It is considered the world’s first 9a (5.14d). This route is famous for its style and history. An incredibly dynamic route with one finger pockets. […]

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Climbing Chalk – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) Climbing without chalk is like ice skating without skates. It is impossible. Climbing is an incredibly intensive sport. You sweat a lot. So imagine trying to grab holds with your hands completely wet, you would slip off immediately. How is Climbing Chalk Made? Climbing chalk is a […]

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Climbing Safety – The Top Safety Precautions in Climbing

Guest Post by Federico Villatoro (Travel Experta’s husband) I, Federico Villatoro, will be talking about an accident that we recently experienced with Brandon, my son, while climbing at the rock. I will address exactly what happened and I will give tips so this doesn’t happen again to anybody. My sons and I know the safety […]

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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 chalk and chalk bag is of utmost importance. Crafty is a brand that makes Climbing Chalk […]

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Why Butora Acro is a Good Choice for Climbing Shoes

The Butora Acro is a great climbing shoe that are mostly good for edging because of their stiffness. I am rating each part of the climbing shoes from one to ten with details The toe box 8/10 I think that this shoe is very stiff which I like but out of the box its just […]

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Rest Days – 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. Importance of Taking Rest Days and What To Do While Taking Them Rest days allow your muscles, nerves, bones, and […]

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Preparing for a Climbing Competition – What You Need

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) Before going to a competition there are a few things you need to take in mind to be fully prepared for the competition. Climbing Competition Preparation – What You Need to Know and Focus On Physical  Preparation – Focusing on Skill and Body Taking into account that […]

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Preparation for Going to the Rock – The Climbing Equipment 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 back up for equipment you forgot. When you go rock climbing you need to bring […]

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Kids Climbing Shoes – What to Look for!

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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Climbing in Guatemala – Amatitlan Rock 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 is a very big lake (Lake Amatitlan) located […]

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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 climbing. It has an aggressive fit and it is highly asymmetric. Supported by pcb active […]

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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 climbing in the rock it is very difficult because afternoon (12 pm) the sun starts […]

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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 Climber Needs to Know Climbing terms are important to know because sometimes while you’re climbing […]

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