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Welcome to our Blog where you will find a large collection of informative articles and videos for new and experienced climbers, runners and outdoor enthusiasts.

We are particulary proud of our in-depth Product Reviews and associated Buying Guides. We have a series on The Basics, for those new to, or are interested in climbing. We also have a wealth of Product Information and Brand Profiles and much much more.

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The Flash: Rock+Run Blog

If you’re completely new to climbing, or even if you have only ever sport climbed or bouldered before, your first ‘trad’ climbing experience can be daunting. Here we take a look at what it takes to become a safe and competent trad climber.
  • 3 min read
Fingerboards are a great way to really specify your training and precisely target weaknesses in a particular grip or finger group. Find out here who should use them and how to use them safely and effectively.
  • 3 min read

A climbing shoe buying guide, to help you get exactly what you want in the right size. Find out about the different types of climbing shoes on the market and take a look at our climbing shoe buying guide. 

  • 4 min read
The Skye Cuillin Ridge is arguably the most sought-after ridge walk/scramble in the UK. This guide offers the basic information and equipment you'll need for a successful traverse of this famous scramble.
  • 5 min read
Bouldering outdoors can seem like a big step to take from the climbing gym or wall but, once you’re familiar, the opportunities are endless and can take you around the world.
  • 4 min read
New to the world of climbing and interested in giving it a go? If so, here we answer those initial questions you may have to help you get started and point you in the right direction. 
  • 3 min read