About figure8

figure8 is a rock climbing video podcast and website for everyday climbers. We don't subscribe to the policy that you need to be Chris Sharma or Alex Hannold to be a great climber. We admire anyone who is pushing themselves to the limit of their own ability.

We advocate for safe climbing and to help get new climbers up to speed as quickly as possible without the jargon and in a non-intimidating way. Too often we hear stories of novice or infrequent climbers getting peer pressured to climb beyond their ability. This practice doesn't help anyone.

You can engage with our cause to make climbing fun and safe for everyone. We need your help.

Equipment

With most sports, bad equipment might give you a blister; in climbing bad equipment can be dangerous. Making the decision can be easier if you know what real people think after really using their gear. We want to make it easy for you to stay safe

Community

The best way to learn to climb is from an experienced climber. You can climb with a guide or a professional group but at great expense. We're here to bridge the gap and offer resources to you so you can be a better climber.

Climbing can be a brutal punishment to your body and your confidence. It is important to stay inspired so you can achieve your long term goals. We believe that photo and video are the best way to do that.

Follow & Share

If you like our project, you can follow us on your favorite social networking sites with the links below. This helps you stay hip on all our activities and share our project with people that may also enjoy it.

Newsletter

Our newsletter is a regular monthly publication delivered directly to your inbox so you don't need to check our website for updates. We'll never sell your email address and only use it responsibly for things you'll like.

Podcast

We want to do more but we can't without your help. A donation helps us reach further to accomplish our goals and introduce more people to climbing.