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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.

BUYING A

CLIMBING ROPE

How confusing is buying a climbing a rope these days?​

SUGGESTED READING

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ROCK CLIMBING

This is the official handbook of 'the MCI, RCI, Climbing Wall and Climbing Wall Leading Award Schemes'. 

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ROCK CLIMBING FOR INSTRUCTORS

Written for both climbers starting out on their instructing career.and also for climbers wanting to improve their skills and experience of climbing and instructing. 

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CLIIMBING GAMES

Challenge and train your hands, feet, body and brain with over 120 climbing games. This book is for anyone wanting to have fun climbing while developing crucial skills.

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HOW TO CLIMB HARDER

A book for every climber (from beginner to expert) keen to improve their climbing

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MOUNTAIN SKILLS TRAINING

Designed for instructors and climbing enthusiasts, the techniques, methods, and tips described and illustrated here have derived from the authors' own experience.

TOP TIPS FOR

CLIMBING OUTDOORS

Check out my twelve top tips

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

NATIONAL 

ORGANISATIONS 

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WEATHER

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MET OFFICE

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MWIS

OTHER

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DMM

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VDIFF CLIMBING

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BMC TV

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ANIMATED KNOTS

DOWNLOADABLE BMC DOCUMENTS

A leaflet for the benefit of all owners and occupiers of land used by climbers on which there are cliffs, crags, quarries or outcrops which might be suitable for rock climbing ​

Minimal impact advise for climbing groups of all sizes.

BMC's New Rock Climbers booklet - your FREE guide to heading outside for the first time - or refresher for the more experienced.​

This guide is packed full of useful and interesting information, covering the types of rope, what to use them for, and how to look after them.

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The BMC has published its new Green Guide to the Uplands; a good practice guide for walkers, climbers and mountaineers.

This guide sets out what climbing, hill walking and mountaineering involve in order to help parents gain a better understanding of these activities.

An essential reference for anyone owning or using moutaineering and climbing equipment

The latest advice guide from the BMC Technical Committee covers all you'll ever need to know about helmets.

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