Welcome to Hike Climb Relax: Beta. I am glad you are here. In this About HCRBeta section, let me introduce myself…
I am Jason Clements. I love the outdoors. I love outdoor adventures. I love rock climbing at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper, Arkansas. I love the mountains of Colorado.
I also run a cell phone recycling program called Cells for Cells where we recycle cell phones to raise money for families battling cancer.
If you are new to hiking, climbing, camping or relaxing; I am certain that you will learn something new at HCRBeta. Even if you have been enjoying the outdoors for years, you may be able to pick up a new technique or idea. And if you have something you want to add, please share your advice in the comments.
When rock climbers speak of “beta,” they are talking about the “how to” or the set of instructions for what to do next. If someone is struggling with a climbing route or problem, they sometimes ask for “beta” to help them get to the next move.
When I first began learning about Hiking and Climbing and Relaxing, it was difficult to locate websites that weren’t dedicated to the top athletes in the field or the most expensive equipment on the market.
Don’t get me wrong, I love reading articles about the latest gadgets and I like watching videos from Big Up Productions and Louder than 11. But early on, I didn’t even know how to tie a guy line on my tent and the best video I could find had it backwards.
I taught myself how to tie a guy line and made a video to share with everyone else who is new at camping. Here is my instructional video on tying a guy line on your tent: