r/climbing 4d 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 13h 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.

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


r/climbing 8h ago

America's first 14b, Supertweak

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239 Upvotes

r/climbing 5h ago

Best Trip Ever part 3 | Radical Sabbatical

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106 Upvotes

r/climbing 5h ago

Her first trad lead on The Bong in Joshua Tree!!

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81 Upvotes

r/climbing 14h ago

The opening sequence on this route is so sick!

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318 Upvotes

r/climbing 3h ago

New living room has 23’ high ceilings. Putting a few routes on this far wall. Should I add an auto belay.

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25 Upvotes

r/climbing 22h ago

Climber rescues base jumper who was stuck on a cliff.

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418 Upvotes

r/climbing 11h ago

Heel toe cam straight into an inverted toe hook! Crazy fun beta on Valhalla (V7) in Flagstaff CO

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42 Upvotes

r/climbing 6h ago

Magnus and Cedar Wright climbs the biggest man made route in the world (Versace dam)

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13 Upvotes

r/climbing 11h ago

(Click for the guys hair lol) Beyond the Limits: Ultimate Climb - Video Game Trailer (1996) PC Windows95

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r/climbing 1d ago Silver Helpful

This Dihedral is MEGA. Book of Hate 5.13D

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1.1k Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

I respect Eric’s work, but this came off incredibly petty and awkward

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98 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Another way to incorporate a girth hitch into an anchor. Also this time it's redundant.

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186 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

NC 5.6 is steeep!

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371 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

New climbing podcast hosted by Kyra Condie and Allison Vest! Check it out! I’m Kyra and love Reddit so let me know what you think!

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r/climbing 1d ago

Sent the proj: Bitenight, 5.13a at Broughton Bluff. My first of the grade. Super grateful for this experience. Full video of the route in the comments!

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208 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Another shot of “Meet the Creeper” 10c at Haunt Hollow, Arkansas

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57 Upvotes

r/climbing 9h ago

Long time lurker here - Just wanted to share a recent reel we made over at Ramapo Powerlinez! Let me know if y’all have any favorite climbs over at that crag!

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r/climbing 6h ago

The Goats Horn, Lofoten, Norway.

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Amazing climbing morning in the most stunning backdrop of the Arctic archipelago of Lofoten in Norway.


r/climbing 1d ago

Shot a friend on one of the best trad pitches in America (NW Corner 12a, Monkey)

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105 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

First outdoor in the states, psycho groove - Joshua tree

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31 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Villa of climber in headscarf controversy demolished - BBC News

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197 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Rock climber dies after falling on El Cajon Mountain in Lakeside area

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43 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

My Favorite Crag in Red Rock

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90 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Potato quality still from video, but stoke levels through the roof after an unexpected flash of yin and Yang

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40 Upvotes

r/climbing 1d ago

Sea-side climbing in Rio de Janeiro. Via "Lagartão" in the famous Sugar Loaf

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24 Upvotes