VIDEOS

Michael The Gear Guy explains the basic gear you need to get out and start rock climbing!

In this talk from TED University 2009, veteran rock climber Matthew Childs shares nine pointers for rock climbing. These handy tips bear on an effective life at sea level, too.

It's hard to overstate how much good technique can improve your climbing. When you work on your technique you'll find that the moves click into place and you start to float up routes that used to be out of reach.

There are a ton of climbing moves out there, from back stepping to mantles and everything in between. This video will help you understand what certain moves are called and when, where and why you use them. It covers back stepping, drop knees, stemming, flagging, lay-backing, mantles, underclings, side pulls, gastons, and palming.

Find out how to use jugs/buckets, edges/ledges, crimps, pinches, slopers, pockets, underclings, flakes, and horns.

Study up on rock-climbing holds with this series of instructional films showing some of the skills needed for traditional (trad) climbing.

How to set a belay on a ledge.

How to set up a belay at a stance.

Climber Will Stanhope gives tips for crack climbing in Squamish, British Columbia.

On today's gear show we keep things simple: four climbing knots that every climber should know. We look at how to tie the Re-threaded Figure Of Eight, the Lark's Foot, the Clove Hitch, and the Munter Hitch.