Tag Archives: Climbing

Out of screwgates?

Here’s a quick tip that’s handy to know for when you run out of screwgate karabiners on a route. Advertisements

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Stuck Cams…

I’ve spent a lot of time climbing recently and have seen a lot of gear left in the rock. In the last fortnight I’ve found well over 20 cams left behind by previous climbers. Usually if you find a cam, … Continue reading

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SPA Assessment…

A friend of mine asked me to introduce him to trad climbing, before moving out to Japan to study for his masters. Naturally, a whistle-stop tour of the UK’s finest climbing was needed, from the gritstone edges of the Peak, … Continue reading

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Sport Climbing Quickdraws

Sport climbing is becoming increasingly popular, with routes being put up all over the world. Unlike traditional climbing, sport routes are protected with quickdraws attached to permanent bolts that have been drilled in to the rock. This means that very … Continue reading

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Making a “Trad-draw”

You don’t have to climb outdoors for very long to find out what “rope drag” is. Rope drag is the friction caused as the rope passes through the quickdraws. This is made worse by placing lots of gear or by … Continue reading

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Basic Climbing Kit (Indoors)

I’ve taken a couple of my friends climbing for the first time recently and also had a few people ask for my advice on buying basic climbing kit. So here is my guide for those looking to buy their first … Continue reading

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