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It is personal preference whether you wear socks or not with your rock shoes and add them to your climbing gear. When bouldering at an indoor climbing wall, many climbers choose not to wear socks with their bouldering shoes, as this provides a tighter and better fit with less foot slippage, but as with any activity, the downside is that this can make your shoes smelly and sweaty. When rock climbing outdoors, some people choose to bring socks with their rock climbing gear for warmth. Traditional advice recommended wearing thick woolly socks over your climbing shoes for extra grip on wet rock, especially when caught out on multi-pitch routes in bad weather. These days we recommend not climbing on wet rock as this can damage the surface and holds.
The three most important things to consider when choosing your ski boots are flex, size and fit. The last two are pretty self-explanatory, but you might be unsure what the ‘flex’ of a ski boot is...
Two skiers in Wedze budget ski gear
If you plan and budget properly, you can keep the costs down and still have an excellent time on the slopes. Here are a few tips from Graham Bell as to how to make your pounds go further in the mountains.
Most of us want to be able to fit in more exercise, either slim down, tone up or get stronger, and alleviate niggling back, shoulder or ankle pains that have gone unresolved for too long.
Some styles will tick all the boxes, making them ideal for a range of environments, but won’t excel in any area, while others are more specialist and will offer you the very best in one area or for a certain scenario.
Simple answer: take the three-layer approach to getting ready for a day of skiing and don’t forget your hands and feet. Now, let’s break that down…
While this question might be a bit of a no-brainer for some skiers and snowboarders, there has been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing amongst experts and in the media about the need for a helmet on the slopes. Here’s the two main reasons why you should wear a helmet when practising any extreme sports….
Every skier and snowboarder’s primary concern should be staying safe on the slopes, and that means always paying attention to your ski instructor if you’re a beginner, steering clear of cordoned off areas and always assisting if there’s an accident.
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