The following content was originally published on VDiff Climbing, which provides simple illustrations for safe climbing techniques. VDiff owners and founders, Neil & Maria, have climbed over 25 big walls, including solo and first ascents, enough alpine summits to lose track of, and estimate they have made over half a million trad gear placements. VDiff is their way of giving back to the climbing community that’s taught them, supported them, and provided years of adventure and friendship.

Climbing explained to non-climbers

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