On Friday I was lucky enough to join a small group of fellow mountain instructors on a factory tour of the Climbing hardware manufacturer, DMM. The only UK based climbing hardware manufacturer. Climbing equipment has always fascinated me, so I was very excited at the opportunity to see how all that shiny gear, that I use nearly everyday, gets made and tested.
With the rubber on my climbing shoes wearing very thin, it is now time to go shopping for a new pair! Always happy about the prospect of shopping for new climbing equipment, but starting the process has made me realise how many different types of climbing shoes are now out there on the market. Over recent years, climbing shoe development has been brilliant, with a wide variety available. So, we thought it would be a great opportunity to pop down a few RockUp-Climbing tips on what to look for when buying climbing shoes.