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CLIMBING

RESOURCES

BITS AND BOBS YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL

This is a page full of helpful information to support you through your climbing. Do pop back regularly as I will add new information and interesting links that I find. 

ANCHORS

 

When building an anchor always try to belay where you can see your 2nd. When building anchors, "big is best", unless it's a huge non-moving block, then a minimum of 2 pieces of gear must be used to construct an anchor.

 

Use the principle of  IDEAS to build an anchor:

 

INDEPENDENT

if one fails, it won't shock load the other parts of the system.

DIRECTION

of the climber

EQUALIZED

tension on all strands of the sling or rope

ANGLE

ideally 60' but max 90'

SOLID

solid gear, solid rock and screwgates

Check and double check before you commit anyone to a system.

GEAR

PLACEMENTS

Nuts, Cams, Torques, Offsets, Stakes?

Paul talks us through what to use and where!

SOME USEFUL KNOTS AND TIPS!

WHAT ARE 

YOU TAKING?

What should you include in your climbing rack? Some thoughts on what is on my standard rack.

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