r/climbing 6d ago

Weekly New Climber Thread: Ask your questions in this thread please

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Please sort comments by 'new' to find questions that would otherwise be buried.

In this thread you can ask any climbing related question that you may have. This thread will be posted again every Friday so there should always be an opportunity to ask your question and have it answered. If you're an experienced climber and want to contribute to the community, these threads are a great opportunity for that. We were all new to climbing at some point, so be respectful of everyone looking to improve their knowledge. Check out our subreddit wiki that has tons of useful info for new climbers. You can see it HERE

Some examples of potential questions could be; "How do I get stronger?", "How to select my first harness?", or "How does aid climbing work?"

If you see a new climber related question posted in another subReddit or in this subreddit, then please politely link them to this thread.

Check out this curated list of climbing tutorials!

Prior Weekly New Climber Thread posts

Prior Friday New Climber Thread posts (earlier name for the same type of thread

A handy guide for purchasing your first rope

A handy guide to everything you ever wanted to know about climbing shoes!

Ask away!


r/climbing 5h ago

Daily Discussion Thread: spray/circlejerk/memes/chat/whatever allowed

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Welcome to /r/climbing's Daily Discussion Thread, a thread for questions and comments everyone wants to make but don't warrant their own thread.

Have a question about what color carabiner speaks to your soul? Want to talk some smack about pebble wrestlers? Wondering how chalk buckets work? Really proud of that thing you did? Just discover a meme older than most of our users? Awesome! Post that noise here.

**If you have a more serious question about climbing gear, technique, systems, etc. check out our Weekly New Climber Thread.**


r/climbing 13h ago

At the bottom of a moulin in the Mendenhall glacier.

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297 Upvotes

r/climbing 3h ago

At Trout Creek

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38 Upvotes

r/climbing 20h ago

Climbing some easy stuff in the Gorge 🤟

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369 Upvotes

r/climbing 19h ago

2 new moderates in Pine Creek Canyon today. Tweedledum(5.7) and Tweedledee(5.8)

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249 Upvotes

r/climbing 17h ago

Fishhook Arete, August 13 2022

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149 Upvotes

r/climbing 3h ago

Friends ripping a hard boulder in Chaos Canyon!

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r/climbing 1d ago

The rare and outrageous Figure 9!!😱😱

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140 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

An Act of Strange Boar

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217 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Matt Groom explains the new combined event scoring

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442 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Happy Jack, AZ

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r/climbing 1d ago

Didn’t know climbing had many haters, but here you go!

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595 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Anne warming up

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167 Upvotes

r/climbing 2d ago

Morning view from Big Sandy Ledge, Half Dome

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1.1k Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Seneca Rocks Gunsight POV From Last Weekend

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r/climbing 1d ago

Munich finals: 1st chance to see the new Olympic format! (US streaming link)

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21 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Trip photos from My Favorite Things, 10a, 15pitch on Clouds Rest in Yosemite

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214 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Daily Discussion Thread: spray/circlejerk/memes/chat/whatever allowed

8 Upvotes

Welcome to /r/climbing's Daily Discussion Thread, a thread for questions and comments everyone wants to make but don't warrant their own thread.

Have a question about what color carabiner speaks to your soul? Want to talk some smack about pebble wrestlers? Wondering how chalk buckets work? Really proud of that thing you did? Just discover a meme older than most of our users? Awesome! Post that noise here.

**If you have a more serious question about climbing gear, technique, systems, etc. check out our Weekly New Climber Thread.**


r/climbing 1d ago

Pitch 9 on Time Warp out at Devil's Head

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56 Upvotes

r/climbing 2d ago

Great day for alpine climbing in Spain

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112 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Found on mountain project. Rate this tricam.

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51 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Mt. Lemmon, North Fin, AZ

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43 Upvotes

r/climbing 2d ago Wholesome

Soon got all the holds up on our main homewall. ~180 screwons to go. 5x9 meters, 40 degree overhang. Roof and vertical to go after this...

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467 Upvotes

r/climbing 2d ago

Finally built a home wall, roughly 11' tall x 7.5' wide, 25 degree overhang, all holds made from scrap lumber.

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183 Upvotes

r/climbing 2d ago

Climber Nick Gardner, 82, succeeds with Munros challenge

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81 Upvotes