Rock climbing is about stripping away the complexities of the day to day and focusing on the simple joy of moving against gravity. It’s pulling with your arms. Pushing with your legs. It’s moving fast and light, diving headlong into a challenge, rather than backing away. It’s finesse and strength, technique and skill. And when all the hoopla and preconceptions are removed, it’s about having fun. Pure and simple. What’s more there’s something for every one – from the 5 year old’s first scramble up a 3m boulder with dad looking on – cautious, but proud; to the five day mission on the sun baked, parched vertical granite desert of El Capitan; rock climbing continually offers new horizons for adventure. So start your journey by clicking on the articles attached and get an overview of the sport and the gear required. After that, use the reviews, awards and our recommended gear pages to help you with your purchases. Once you’ve been out there – please remember to share your opinions & learning on the blog.