Gnarly Nutrition Product Review

Athletes in almost all major sports use supplements to help them meet their nutritional needs. However, many climbers look at supplements with skepticism. We worry that supplements will either make us bulk up like bodybuilders or that they are simply a [...]

By |2018-04-09T16:42:15+00:00April 11th, 2018|1 Comment

DryPointe Shoe Insert Review

Let's face it. Nobody likes the feeling of strapping on a pair of still-wet-from-yesterday climbing shoes. It's just gross and the ensuing odor can make it rather unpleasant for your climbing partners as well. As it turns out, letting your climbing [...]

By |2017-10-02T12:29:59+00:00October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Black Diamond Rope Review

While any climbing rope from a major manufacturer will keep you safe, not all ropes are equally pleasant to use.  Anyone who has ever dealt with a rope that is prone to twisting, getting stuck, or just doesn't handle well [...]

By |2017-09-18T06:35:26+00:00August 8th, 2017|1 Comment

My Mother-In-Law Made Belay Glasses for People Who Wear Glasses

I (Neely) think belay glasses are a crucial piece of gear for every route climber, whether you're training inside or climbing outside. I've struggled with neck issues for 20 years, and without belay glasses, I would probably not be climbing, much [...]

By |2017-09-18T06:35:33+00:00August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Rhino Skin Solutions Review

This review of the Rhino Skin Solutions products was written for us by Dan Mirsky.  Dan has redpointed 30+ 5.14 rock climbs all across the country, which beyond being extremely impressive, means that he knows a thing or two about [...]

By |2017-10-17T10:30:26+00:00July 12th, 2016|5 Comments

Will Anglin – SKIN!

No matter how much you train or how strong you are, an unfortunate reality of rock climbing is that your skin will often wear out before your muscles.  While there is really nothing that can be done to prevent this, [...]

By |2017-12-10T17:52:34+00:00June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoe Review

We've talked before on TrainingBeta about just how important it is to find the right climbing shoe for yourself.  While it's important for this shoe need to be well built and appropriate for whatever type of climbing you are doing, it [...]

By |2017-09-18T06:40:52+00:00June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Butora Acro Climbing Shoe Review

As climbers, we all know the importance of having a high-performance climbing shoe if you are really looking to push your limits.  Using an aggressive shoe (or really any performance shoe suited to the climb you are getting on) allows [...]

By |2017-09-18T06:42:28+00:00March 1st, 2016|0 Comments