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Welcome to the Rock + Run Blog! Chances are you’re reading one of our blog posts because you either love climbing or outdoor gear… or both. Here at Rock + Run we are a team of climbers, runners and general outdoor fanatics, psyched to share our knowledge and passion with you. We invite you to look through our world-wide climbing and bouldering destination articles, gear reviews and informative ‘how to’ guides.

Cam Size Comparison Chart

Cam Size Comparison Chart

August 01, 2018 0 Comments

This chart provides a straight forward, easy to interpret cam size comparison to see what’s currently available to buy and what size range they each cover. 
Rock Climbing Shoe Buyers Guide

Rock Climbing Shoe Buyers Guide

April 20, 2018 0 Comments

Buying rock climbing shoes can be a tricky business. Here we explain the differences between differing styles...
Cumulus down sleeping bag in use in the mountains

Cumulus Down Sleeping Bag Construction

April 04, 2018 0 Comments

An explanation of how Cumulus sleeping bag construction techniques work and the reasoning behind each.

selection of clip sticks used for climbing

Clip Sticks: Cowardice and the Art of Cheating

November 01, 2017 0 Comments

Intrinsic cowardice is not conducive to sport climbing. Whilst its certainly not as significant a handicap as it is to trad...
How climbing ropes are made

How Climbing Ropes Are Made

September 26, 2017 0 Comments

One of the best explanations of the complexities of climbing rope manufacture we have come...
Explaining the stiffness of outdoor footwear

An Explanation of the Stiffness Category for Outdoor Footwear

September 21, 2017 0 Comments

In this excellent video, expert mountaineer Brian Hall, of the Mountain Boot Company...

La Sportiva climbing shoes

Featured Brand: La Sportiva

August 14, 2017 0 Comments

La Sportiva owns and operates its own state-of-the-art factory; this small, 250 person facility is truly an anomaly in today's footwear world...
Featured Brand: Garmont

Featured Brand: Garmont

July 06, 2017 0 Comments

Founded in 1964, the Garmont® brand has always been headquartered in the Montebelluna sport system district in Northern Italy...
Featured Brand: Scarpa

Featured Brand: Scarpa

June 01, 2017 0 Comments

Founded by the man behind the Guinness Book of World Records, Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, an Anglo-Irish businessman...

Featured Brand: DMM

Featured Brand: DMM

May 04, 2017 0 Comments

Founded in 1981 as Moorhouse Engineering in Bethesda, soon to become DMM and move to more suitable premises in Llanberis in 1986...
DMM Fly Ice Axe - In Detail

DMM Fly Ice Axe - In Detail

January 25, 2017 0 Comments

There are many different aspects to the winter climbing and mountaineering game - from ice falls and snowed up buttresses, to classic gullies and...
Black Diamond Camalot Ultralights

Black Diamond Camalot Ultralights

September 16, 2016 0 Comments

The Black Diamond Ultralight Camalot takes the tried and tested brilliance of the original Camalot and through the use of lighter materials and strategic design


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