A Love Letter to B2

bouldering wall, a love letter to b2

Walking into B2 is like stepping out of a time machine. It is a special feeling—a mix of nostalgia, excitement, and nervousness. The first thing you will notice is the tape. No monochromatic setting here, just old school tape and holds of every color. Heck, a lot of the holds themselves are even multicolored. It…

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Why Rope Climbers Should Boulder!

When we first start climbing, progress and gains seem to just fall in our lap. Day to day, month to month, we can see ourselves getting better and better. We get stronger, we add more volume, more projects, more easy routes, the cycle continues. At some point the law of diminishing returns catches up to…

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The Thrills of Ice Climbing

Have you always been curious about ice climbing? We’ve laid out all of the basics you’ll need to start your ice climbing journey, including gear, knowledge, and encouragement. By the end of this article, you’ll be all set to join VEGA for an Ice Experience in 2024! Conquer Frozen Peaks Imagine standing at the base…

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Navigating Outdoor Climbing Ethics

Outdoor climbing is a thrilling pursuit that allows individuals to connect with nature while pushing their physical and mental limits. However, as the popularity of climbing grows, so does its impact on the environment. Climbers must be stewards of the outdoors, practicing responsible ethics to minimize their footprint and ensure that climbing areas remain pristine…

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Climbing is a Great Full-Body Workout

In recent years, the popularity of climbing as a workout has surged, attracting those who want to stay fit and those who seek some exciting adventures alike. This exhilarating sport not only challenges one’s physical strength and endurance but also tests the body’s flexibility, movement, and resilience. Climbing engages the entire body, providing a comprehensive…

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The Return of Climbing Terminology

In our never ending quest to educate the masses to sound like a climber, we return to our growing list of climbing terms and definitions. Previous blog articles (here and here) have explained a few of the basic words and phrases that are part of this exciting sport. Climbers have their own unique language and…

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Routesetting: The Art and Science of Indoor Climbing

Indoor climbing has gained immense popularity over the years, attracting adventure enthusiasts, fitness fanatics, and those just looking for a fun activity. One of the key elements that make indoor climbing exciting and challenging is routesetting. Routesetting is the art and science of designing and constructing climbing routes within an indoor climbing facility using the…

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What is a Kilonewton and Why is it Important for Climbers to Know?

Have you ever looked at your climbing equipment (carabiners, quickdraws, slings, etc.) and noticed a number with a “kN” following it?  That is the symbol for a kilonewton or kilo-newton, which is a measurement to quantify force. Climbing, whether it be rock climbing, mountaineering, or indoor climbing, is a captivating and challenging pursuit that demands…

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The Benefits of Climbing

Climbing, both indoors and outdoors, has gained immense popularity in recent years. It is a physically demanding activity that involves ascending natural or artificial structures using specialized equipment to help mitigate the inherent risks. While climbing may seem like a thrilling adventure, it also offers numerous benefits that extend beyond the adrenaline rush. Let us…

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