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International climbing grades explained

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

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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.

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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’.

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12 Signs that you’re a gearhead

If your interest in outdoor gear borders on obsession, you might already suspect that you’re a gearhead. The following 12 signs can confirm your suspicion.

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Trail running vs road running

There are significant differences between road running and trail running, and these are not limited to the type of terrain or gear worn.

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Why a runner’s high feels so good

What exactly is a runner’s high, and what brings on this warm fuzzy feeling? The chemistry of exercise-induced elation explained.

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The 7 Leave No Trace principles

By educating yourself and helping to further the movement, you can help conserve our wilderness areas and inspire others to do the same.