Ropes can be confusing when we are starting out climbing. It can take a bit of time to become familiar with the terminology, but it’s important, because the rope is one of your key bits of safety kit as a climber. If you aren’t sure...Read More
Ever wondered how to mark your gear so it doesn't get lost, or end up in your friend's rack by accident? Read our tips on the 3 top ways to mark that gear!...Read More
Have you ever turned up to a crag only to find out you've forgotten that key bit of gear? With our handy sport and trad climbing kit lists you won't need to worry about that again!...Read More
Starting rock climbing is one of the most rewarding things you can do since it’s a great way to get outdoors, meet new friends, and keep fit. However, it is easy to feel overwhelmed when choosing which gear to buy as there are so many...Read More
In a world where climate change is a real threat us climbers have to do our part to keep the environment we inhabit, and let’s be honest, take advantage of for our own pleasure, safe.
Sometimes it is easy to forget to do certain things to maintain a fun but environmentally responsible balance but it’s actually pretty simple!
It is useful to carry some items to help deal with minor injuries when climbing. Emily Thompson, qualified Mountain Leader and Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team member, tells us what she would put in a first aid kit for a day out climbing or on the...Read More
On my recent post 'To hex or not to hex' I made a mistake. It happens sometimes. My pictures showed my new hexes with some knots which I tied incorrectly. The knots were supposed to be double fisherman's, but were not quite right. Thankfully, someone...Read More
I have been in the market for a set of hexes for some time now. What I’ve found is that even when I have cams and nuts, I quite often feel that I need a nut that’s just a little bit bigger – to slot into a gaping hole and protect me from a fall.
So when I saw someone selling their hexes for £20 I jumped at the offer. When I arrived to collect them I realised with much consternation that they all looked like this: