I’ve had a few people ask me what to look for when buying a new line, so thought I’d put some pointers up here. Advertisements
The BMC have released a video on caring for climbing gear that shows how to inspect kit for damage, when to retire it and how it should be maintained. Well worth a watch before the UK trad climbing season kicks … Continue reading
It’s pretty cold in the UK at the minute ( -2 degrees Celcius in Leicester today). But what’s it like to be really cold? Ever wondered what people wear on ice climbing trips at -20? Introducing Vertical Japan. James was … Continue reading
Improving my eddy turns (Breaking out/Peel outs) is something that I have been working on for a while now. I realised pretty early on in my boating that the low brace turn is a good technique to teach beginners, but … Continue reading
Last weekends icey paddling session was enough to convince me that the playboating season is over. Or is it? Read Eric Jackson’s thoughts on cold weather kayaking here: Stay toasty in winter
You often find metal belay stakes at crags that have poor belays at the top. These can be used for building a belay when topping out from a climb, or as top rope anchors.
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