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How to Climb with POTS

How to Climb with POTS In this post we’ll cover all things climbing when it comes to POTS, such as tips for the approach, climbing, and belaying – whether you have…

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How Climbing Ropes Are Made

How Climbing Ropes Are Made (at Edelrid)

In 2017 we travelled to Germany and spent a few weeks at Edelrid’s headquarters and rope making facility. We asked them to walk us through every step of the rope making…

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Top 3 hand ascenders

Top 3 Most Owned and Most Wanted Hand Ascenders

When we check the WeighMyRack database for the most wanted and owned Ascenders by WeighMyRack users we find the top 3 models in each category are… Most Wanted Hand…

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Top 3 Tube Belay Devices

Top 3 Most Wanted and Owned Tube Style Belay Devices

When we check the WeighMyRack database for the most wanted and owned tube belay devices by WeighMyRack users we find the top 3 models in each category are… Most Wanted Tube…

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Top 3 Most Owned and Wanted Crack Gloves

Top 3 Most Wanted and Most Owned Crack Gloves

When we check the WeighMyRack database for the most wanted and owned crack gloves by WeighMyRack users we find the top 3 models in each category are… Most Wanted Crack…

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Approach Shoes to Fit Every Foot

Fitting Approach Shoes for Any Foot

When scrambling or technical climbing the sticky rubber and supportive midsoles of an approach shoe really kick in. In this post we dive into the details of how to find an…

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What’s in Sean McColl’s Pack?

We interviewed Canadian World Cup & Olympic climber Sean McColl about what’s in his climbing kit – for indoor bouldering and for outdoor sport climbing. Below…

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Review: HBO’s The Climb Falls Short

This is a guest post written by Fallon Rowe (@fallonclimbs). Fallon is all things climbing:  a sponsored climber, a climbing coach, a writer, and a teacher. Below is her review.…

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Karry Krab Ice Clipper

A New Invention: Karry Krab Ice Clipper

We Interviewed Founder and Designer Timothy Bottger and Pro Climber Kitty Calhoun About the Karry Krab Ice ClipperThe Karry Krab is a new type of ice clipper that is designed to…

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Top 3 Most Owned and Most Wanted Bouldering Pads

When we check the WeighMyRack database for the most wanted and owned bouldering pads by WeighMyRack users we find the top 3 models in each category are… Most Wanted…

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Links to assist Ukraine

Links to aid the people of Ukraine

This List Will Likely Grow This is not an exhaustive list, only the few organizations we’ve found while searching for reputable places to donate to help the people of…

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Brain Tumor Update

Hope is on the horizon for WeighMyRack’s Founder. After receiving radiation and chemo treatment at the University of Washington’s Alvord Brain Tumor Center, things…

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A hiatus? Why no new content for a few months?

We’re currently delayed because WeighMyRack’s founder and main writer, Alison Dennis, was diagnosed with brain cancer in September, 2020.  WeighMyRack will…

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Helpful Resources for a Native Land Acknowledgement

Whenever we (at WeighMyRack) use a specific placename we will also give a Native Land Acknowledgement. We feel it is important to be honest and open about the atrocities…

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WeighMyRack Booklist Reading list

The 40+ Books on our Booklist

We're sharing our booklist here, so you can see what we're reading (we've had many people ask). Most of the books do not specifically cover climbing. But we now understand that…

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Environmental Racism – 15 Books For Climbers to Read

In April 2020, we weren't yet familiar with the terms: Environmental Racism, Environmental Justice, or Intersectional Environmentalism. Now, we're on a new journey to learn about…

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April Fools Climbing Videos

The Best April Fools Videos : Climber Edition

Our top April Fools picks are listed below - and since there's not many April Fools specific videos from the Outdoor Industry, you'll find a host of other funny outdoor videos…

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DPM Climbing is not trustworthy

WARNING: DO NOT TRUST DPM CLIMBING (new owners)

Although I'm telling you about DPM Climbing please do not go to DPM's website - more (or sudden) traffic will make Google think it's a good resource. From 2011 to ~2017, DPM…

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how to train for climbing with kids

How to Train for Climbing with Kids

Luckily there already are plenty of articles about climbing and parenting (blogs and magazine articles, and more), and the task seems to be within reach. It takes a bit of…

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How a boy with cerebral palsy climbed the highest peak in the Dolomites

This is a guest post by Pedro McCardell, an adventurer, entrepreneur and filmmaker who is passionate about making the outdoors accessible to everyone. Getúlio Felipe Fernandes…

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