Knowledge Articles

Skin Care For Indoor Climbers
Rhino Skin Solutions has developed products that help prepare, heal and recover your skin for both indoor training and outdoor climbing. Climber's skin is one of the key tools that can limit performance and reduce the ability to train.
Gloves For Ice Climbing & Mixed Climbing
Ice climbing is tough on the hands, from frozen fingers to smashing your knuckles on ice mushrooms. Just trying to stay warm after sweating your way up to a freezing top belay is difficult so ice climbers always own a...
Gifts For Climbers
Do you have a climber in your life and want to buy them a thoughtful gift this Christmas but don't know where to start? Do you listen to their climbing conversations filled with jargon and terminology with bewilderment? Don’t worry, we can help you make a perfect gift decision this holiday season with our gift for climbers guide.
Climbing Cam Gear Guide
Due to the ease and convenience of quickly selecting, placing, and removing cams, and with their superior performance in parallel cracks, cams are the staple of the modern day crack climbing rack.
Skin Care Guide

The issue that troubles the majority of sport climbers and boulderers is tip skin. It can kill the psyche immediately if when you pull off the ground for the first move your tips are screaming in pain. So let's talk about how to best deal with that as well as touch on a few techniques for dealing with pockets, cracks and some other skin ruining monsters.

2023 Helmet Buying Guide
Whether you need help deciding on your first one or if that old hand-me-down bucket of yours needs replacing, we break down everything you need to know about helmets for the 2023 climbing season from how to fit, what materials go into protecting your head, what helmets are (and aren’t) certified for and what we’ve got in shop.
Tent Gear Guide
Since the Golden Age in The Valley, manufacturers have been refining their products and are now offering a wide range of tent options for a spectrum of activities from car camping to high altitude climbing. The abundance of options can make the buying process complicated, so we wanted to offer some insights into the world of tents.
Carabiner Gear Guide
Carabiners come in a variety of shapes and sizes, are designed for different purposes and have become very specialized over recent years. This guide is designed to help the reader understand which carabiner is best suited to which application and to help them make an informed purchase. 
Mountain Boots Gear Guide

So you're looking for a pair of mountain boots. Maybe you want to summit Denali or maybe you want to tackle the famous WI5+ La Pomme d'Or. Maybe you just want to have a shot at Garibaldi next summer. If you have already started shopping, you've likely noticed the numerous designs available on today's market, but might be confused by the abundance of options.

Crash Pad Gear Guide
Crash pads are for landing on. Once upon a time, hardcore boulderers just used a dirty rag as a landing zone. After a few hectic falls and broken hips, the climbers of lore realized that padding might be nice to have on the ground. Things have advanced a bit since then.
Climbing Rope Guide

Your rope is your lifeline and, when it comes to climbing, it's arguably the most important piece of safety gear. So, it makes sense to know what you need out of a rope. In this article we discuss the key features, decision points, and end uses when selecting your next rope.

Climbing Shoe Fit Guide
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned rock jock, climbing shoes have the biggest impact on your performance and enjoyment on the rock. It’s the only thing you can pay for that can automatically make you a better climber.