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International climbing grades explained

Learn how to make sense of the different systems used for grading rock climbs and boulders

Gumby stands on rock

How to not be a gumby

If you’re still making these mistakes, this is your chance to evolve and leave your gumby ways behind you.

two climbers talking

Climbing lingo

Climber speak explained. Read on, and you’ll soon know the difference between a ‘dyno’ and a ‘deadpoint’ and between a ‘crab’ and a ‘cam’.

climber pinkpointing route

Redpoint, pinkpoint, headpoint – what does it all mean?

If terms like ‘onsight’ and ‘flash’ still confuse you, read on and learn what makes one style of ascent more brag-worthy than another.