In this rock climbing video series, learn from expert rock climber Danny Logan. Danny will tell you what rock climbing gear you will need to start rock climbing and what types of rock climbing holds to expect in an indoor rock climbing gym. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do indoor rock ...more
Indoor Rock Climbing
Get ready for an adventure that ROCKS! But before you let excitement (and maybe just a LITTLE fear) take you to new heights, remember....safety first!! Karen McGilvray, owner of Toronto's Rock Oasis, shows us how to put on a harness.
Indoor climbing provides year-round opportunities for climbers. Sheltered from the weather, the climber can practice in a controlled environment while receiving instruction. Learn how to indoor climb in this climbing video tutorial. Take action: focus on your footwork, stay re ...more
In this video series, our expert will show you the basics of how to do indoor rock climbing. If climbing a sheer cliff seems too daunting, let our expert demonstrate the basics of this slightly tamer extreme sport. You will learn tips on rock climbing holds, safety equipment a ...more
Augmented reality (AR) generally exists through the lens of our smartphones as information layered on top of what the camera sees, but it doesn't have to. Developer Jon Cheng worked with an indoor climbing facility in Somerville, Massachussetts, called Brooklyn Boulders, to tu ...more
Climbing rope is a rock climber's lifeline. A specialty retailer can help you choose the correct climbing rope for your purposes. Learn how to use and care for climbing rope in this climbing video tutorial. Take action: determine where and when you will be climbing, keep rope ...more
Adopting a style that favours the body's stronger muscles is important when climbing. On steep rock, the most effective way to increase your performance may well be to change the way you climb. When climbing slabs and vertical walls it is not uncommon to be face-on much of th ...more
The figure of eight is commonly used to attach a rope to a climbing harness. Being able to tie a figure of eight knot properly is an essential climbing skill. If the climbing rope is attached incorrectly to the harness, the consequences could be fatal. One of the BMC's first ...more
An effective warm up is essential for climbing: you will climb better and are less likely to sustain an injury. With no warm up, performance is compromised, fatigue comes quickly, and injuries are more likely. All together: Not Good! A warm up doesn't take a long time and shou ...more
This is part of the How To Big Wall Book. In this segment Chris McNamara demonstrates bounce testing when leading. Bounce testing is important because it gives you a margin of safety with placements. You can confidently climb and move faster for the better climb. You can bounc ...more
This is part of the How To Big Wall Book. In this segment Chris McNamara demonstrates basic racking when cleaning. This rock climbing technique is important for safe and effective big wall rock climbing. He is climbing El Capitan in this video. You should clean gear in a certa ...more
The Girth Hitch or Lark's Foot knot is only suggested as a means of attached slings to a harness while rock-climbing. As the knot reduces the strength of the sling, it's not intended for attaching two slings together. Watch this video rock climbing tutorial and learn how to ti ...more
A climber needs to consult with an expert when choosing and fitting harnesses for rock climbing. Different harnesses have different uses and features. Learn how to use a harness for rock climbing in this climbing video tutorial. Take action: use a harness, go with a trusted pa ...more
Watch this video to learn how to tie off an ice screw when rock climbing.
This beer how-to video is important on the off chance that you have a beer to open but a bottle opener is not around and a carabiner is. Daniel Duane opens a bottle of beer with a piece of rock-climbing equipment. Follow along and learn how easy it is to open a beer bottle wit ...more
Dean Pflaumer shows you how to choose the correct climbing shoes. Follow these tips to make sure you choose the correct rock climbing shoe: The tighter the shoes are, the better you are going to climb. You will be able to choose between Velcro versus slip ons and lace ups. You ...more
Cordelletes, slings and prusicks are three of the more specific-use elements of rock climbing equipment. Learn how to use prusicks, slings and cordelettes in this climbing video tutorial. Take action: slings can be used to clip gear or set up anchors, prusicks are back-up desc ...more
In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to abseil (decend) in rock climbing. You will need some friction device for this purpose. Earlier people used to wrap the rope around their body and used the body as the friction device. That is a painful process. In ...more
Get ready for an adventure that ROCKS! Karen McGilvray, owner of Toronto's Rock Oasis, shows you some beginner climbing techniques.
Quick draws link the climbing rope to the rock wall. Numerous quick draws are used during any climb. Learn how to use quick draws in this climbing video tutorial. Take action: climb with caution, use 6 to 20 quick draws, and solidify the climbing route. Josh, the instructor in ...more
Get ready for an adventure that ROCKS! Once you've put on your safety harness, tied in and done your safety check you're almost ready to go. Now Karen McGilvray, owner of Toronto's Rock Oasis, shows you how to "belay", or manage the rope for your partner.
Get ready for an adventure that ROCKS! But before you let excitement (and maybe just a LITTLE fear) take you to new heights, remember....safety first!!Karen McGilvray, owner of Toronto's Rock Oasis, shows us how to tie into your safety harness.
Carabineers come in different types, which are used for different purposes. There are various levels of rating for every carabineer. Learn how to choose and use carabineers in this climbing video tutorial. Take action: buy the right carabineer, buy locking carabineers, and kee ...more
Belays enable climbers to stop fellow climbers during a fall. Therefore, belays are an essential safety device in climbing. Learn how to use belays in this climbing video tutorial. Take action: use a high friction rope device, have a large carabineer, communicate with partner, ...more
Ascenders are one of the types of equipment used in aid climbing. Ascenders allow the climber to maintain his progress when taking a break. Learn how to use ascenders in this climbing video tutorial. Take action: consult your local store, attach with carabineer, and use teeth ...more
Grip savers, or finger-strengthening devices, help prepare a climber for the strength and endurance challenges of climbing. There are a variety of devices and exercises that can strengthen a climbers hands. Learn how to use grip savers in this climbing video tutorial. Take act ...more
In these rock and mountain climbing instructional videos, learn how to set anchors for lead and top rope climbing. Having strong anchor points is crucial to a safe and successful climb. Get professional tips and techniques on using strong rope knots to secure your climb. Learn ...more
This is part of the How To Big Wall Book. In this segment Chris McNamara demonstrates how to use back up knots when jumaring. This is a technique video for summitting or sending problems on big walls outdoors. The knots are crucial for safe and effective rock climbing techniqu ...more
Learn how to tie a release-hitch knot! The release hitch knot was developed to overcome the shortcomings of the Prusik knot, making it perfect for rock and mountain climbers. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful climber's knot in a minute's ti ...more
Rock climbing can be one of the most physical yet fun activities to get involved in. One thing not to overlook is preperation; it is a huge key in rock climbing or any other sport. This video will show you exactly how to prepare for a rock climbing excursion. Rock climbing re ...more
Learn about adaptive rock climbing for paraplegic rock climbers, rock climbers with autism, and young rock climbers in this free video on adaptive rock climbing. Part 1 of 14 - How to Adaptive rock climb. Adaptive rock climb - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on ...more
This is part of the How To Big Wall Book. In This segment Chris McNamara demonstrates how to set up ascenders before jumaring. This is an important rock climbing technique when climbing big walls outdoors.
Learn the figure 8 knot to latch on a climbing harness. This is a simple knot that is like the sailing figure eight knot. It's used to go between your climbing harness and the top or lead climbing rope. This requires a latching or locking carabiner to afix the rope tied in a f ...more
This is part of the 'How To Big Wall Book' series on rock climbing. In this segment Chris McNamara demonstrates basic jumaring technique for rock climbing overhang or low angle terrain. This technique for over hanging terrain called jumaring is to reduce arm strain and ascendi ...more
Learn how to tie a Stopper Knot - A quick way to form a stopper at the end of a line to prevent it from pulling through a block or other object. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, rock climbing, general outdoors and even bondage.
The double fishermen's knot, as demonstrated in this how-to video, is a safe knot to secure to separate lengths of rope together, forming high-strength loops of cord. This makes it useful in rock-climbing and in search and rescue, especially as a backup for other knots. Check ...more
This how-two knot-tying video has been created by Paul Collingridge of Guildford College. It is used as an instructional video for tree surgery students. Bowline knots are useful for boating, rock-climbing, and any time a relatively strong looped end is needed. Check out this ...more
Who is Lara Croft? Video game character. Comic strip hero. Action figure. Actress Angelina Jolie. All wonderful, yet all fictional. If you're looking for a flesh-and-blood archetype, try XtremeJenn, a Lara Croft cosplayer who's linked her real life "hobbies" to the world's bel ...more
So you've decided that your hobby of blindfolded rock climbing was just a tad too hard and have now taken up sewing. Other than purchasing a few needles and colors of thread, where do you begin? In this how-to sewing video you'll learn the basics of cutting. You learn what a ...more
Webbing is not only used in sports like rock climbing and caving, but it also comes in handy in camping and hiking. This video shows you how to tie two webbing ends together to make a loop that will not come off. A square knot does not work for webbing as it will slip through, ...more
Whoever said crime doesn't pay? Norway's luxury Halden prison may very well be nicer than your home. The sleek, modern complex took 10 years (plus 1.5 billion kroner- that's $252 million) to build. It holds 252 inmates, and each cell features a private bathroom, flat screen ...more
Glitches are everywhere in the video game world, and you can call them what you want... glitches, cheats, cheat codes, hints, secrets or tips. In order to find a glitch, you have to keep your eyes open or follow a recommendation from a gaming friend. Either way, to catch a sec ...more
Increase your odds of meeting Mr. Right with these tips. Learn how to meet men if you are single. You Will Need * Male-dominated locations * Cash * A willingness to venture out in cold weather * Red clothing * Chutzpah * Late nights * A dive bar Step 1: Go where the men are ...more
In this video series our expert will demonstrate a wide variety of knots to use during camping adventures, rock and mountain climbing trips and much more. Part 1 of 16 - How to Tie boating knots. Tie boating knots - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvill ...more
In these rock climbing instructional videos, you'll learn all about the gear you'll need to get started climbing. Expert climber Justus Zimmerman shows you various styles of rock climbing shoes, harnesses, latches and other climbing gear you'll need when scaling the rock face. ...more
Using stucco, you can completely transform the look of your indoor or outdoor space. The process can look intimidating at first, but it' really pretty simple once you know what you're doing. In this short video from the DIY Network, Rock Solid hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stea ...more
Dan Osman was a real life Spiderman. This wild man did not die recklessly, but due to unfortunate equipment failure in Yosemite in 1998. This week is the tenth anniversary of his death. This is archived footage of his record breaking ascent of Lover's Leap. He climbed 405 fee ...more
Card games like Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, and the like have offered engaging fantasy worlds for players—but not without significant help from their imaginations. Video games and cartoons may have helped build these worlds, but mixed reality finally offers an opportunity t ...more
Augmented reality has a variety of applications, but lately the face has been a major point of concentration for many companies. We're all pretty familiar with face swapping by now, but ModiFace employs similar technologies for more practical purposes. Don't Miss: Augmented R ...more
Most sandboxes wait for children on a playground or the occasional zen garden raking. This one combines light, sand, and depth cameras to create a completely malleable topographical map you can alter with a brush of your hand. Video: . Gary Glesener, director of the Modeling a ...more
The new battlefield AR game announced by Skyrocket Toys today is similar to the childhood game "Tag", except the stakes are much, much higher. Skyrocket Toys are known for selling drones and other gadgets that have previously utilized AR/VR. This includes products such as Meb ...more
There's nothing worse than holding an ice cold brewski on a hot summer day and having no way to open it. If you're a Bud fan, you'll have no problem opening the bottle because most mass-market beers have twist-off caps. But if you have a taste for finer, more expensive brews, ...more
It would only make sense that Google is one of the most active app developers on the Android platform, particularly when you consider that they develop the platform itself. From my count, there are an astounding 117 unique apps that the search giant and its subsidiaries have p ...more
When a stuffy nose hits, it feels like breathing clearly and easily may never come again. Allergies, colds, and even changes in weather can leave our sinuses blocked, with medicine seeming like the only option. But don't break out the medication just yet — relieving the pressu ...more
This is part of the How To Big Wall Book. In this segment Chris McNamara demonstrates how to move up the piece when leading as he sends El Capitan. This is import for safe and effective climbing. This will be combined with jumaring techniques for traversing and lead climbing.
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more
Take a common indoor hanging basket plant and use it to make a great water plant. You take a stem of tradescantia with the roots attached. Wash off all the soil. Put the stem into a vase with rocks and water in it. Anchor the plant stem down in the rocks. Add some charcoal peb ...more
Domino Magazine editor Cynthia Kling shows you the easy way to plant paper whites and amaryllis bulbs. These are bulbs that you plant indoors in the winter and they bloom indoors in the spring. Paper whites and amaryllis bulbs are incredibly ease to plant. You can prop them in ...more
Would you rather live far up in the trees? Or deep underwater? A Nevada family of scuba divers have built the ultimate childhood getaway: the Needham family's "Bubble Room" is an underwater fort that sits at the bottom of a lake in the Sierras. The room is an air-filled pocke ...more
If you’re not quite sure how to prepare your lobster tails Andy from the Lobster Gram test kitchen will show you how prepare an exceptional tail by boiling for half the time and then grilling the rest. You can use an outdoor or indoor grill for this method. Step 1 Boil live ...more