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Newbie at bouldering? We have a couple of tips for you on how to get started! At the moment the world is in various states of lockdown and most climbing gyms are closed. We dont really know when...
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In February 2018 I wrote a four-piece article on being a full-time climber with a full-time job. It was an insight into my day-to-day life, trying to balance regular 2 to 3-hour training sessions. ...
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In the past weeks, weve seen tons of climbing challenges that you can easily do from the comfort of your home from the #Covid100Challenge, to climbing around your kitchen table or the Lock-Off Bana...
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In the middle of the Corona crisis its easy to get a bit down. You would have been forgiven in thinking the climbing world might have forgot about April fools tricks this year. However,as always pe...
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My son Tom has been climbing for about three years now. Over this time whilst meeting and chatting to other parents on the youth competition circuit, it became quite apparent that quite a few had t...
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Recently weve been inspired by some vintage rock climbing looks from movies like Rotpunkt and Statement of Youth,giving us a sneak peek into the years ofaudacious colors, provoking patterns and rea...
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The following report is based on the three climbers photographic record, the equipment attached to them upon recovery, Grant Stathams detailed search and recovery information, and from three subseq...
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Quickdraws are simple bits of kit: two carabiners, a dogbone or a sling, and finally, on most but not all, a rubber retainer. But the tricky thing about quickdraws is their variety. Nowadays, most ...
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The Best Jacket I Never Knew I Needed. When I first saw the Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell Hoody, I have to say I wasnt sure, not because I didnt like it, I just didnt know how it would work for...
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WHY USE DOWN TO BEGIN WITH? [[embedphoto:45431]] The idea for the down jacket might never have come to Eddie Bauer, an American outdoorsman who owned, and designed products for, his own sport...
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Your First Trad Rack What you need on your trad rack depends on where, and what sort of routes, you climb. (Someone who only climbs routes of up to twenty-metres in the Peak District will have a...
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Pembrokeshire is known by climbers around the world for the quality of the trad climbing spread along the many miles of its coastline. However, tucked away up in the north of this county there is a...
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Pembroke Pembrokeshire, or simply Pembroke as its known to climbers, is a county in the far south west of Wales in the UK. Pembroke is home to hundreds of pitches of world class trad climbing, s...
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