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SKILLS

Alpine skills: 6 tips for multipitch abseiling

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07/09/2017

You've completed your climb and you're several pitches above the valley floor.Time to abseil. Mike Margeson provides some valuable tips on how to get down in one piece, and recalls a couple of near misses.
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SKILLS

Climb skills: how to abseil

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14/03/2016

A look at the essential skill of abseiling. What do you need to know to get down in one piece?
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GEAR

Belay and abseil devices for climbing

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27/08/2014

A belay device is often the first hardware purchased by the eager new climber. It allows you to hold a falling partner, lower them safely and even abseil if required. Find out about the different kinds of devices.
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SKILLS

Belaying & Abseiling leaflet

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27/06/2011

The new edition of the BMC's belaying and abseiling leaflet has some important changes.
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GEAR

Tech skills: abseil stations

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02/06/2008

What goes up must come down. And for longer routes this often involves using fixed abseil points - or ‘stations’. A familiar sight on alpine routes, their safe use is an essential alpine skill.
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GEAR

Todd Skinner killed in climbing accident

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26/10/2006

Free-climbing pioneer Todd Skinner was killed on October 23, while descending fixed ropes on the Leaning Tower in Yosemite. Initial reports suggest that harness belay-loop failure may be to blame.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Decision reached on fixed ab point for Sergeant Crab Slabs

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12/12/2005

The recent meeting of climbers to discuss the situation at Sergeant Crag Slabs decided that a fixed gear abseil station should be installed at the crag…
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SKILLS

Abseiling - get it right!

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09/12/2005

This poster highlights three important issues when abseiling - checking the anchors, using a prusik knot, and knotting the ends of the rope.
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GEAR

Abseiling: not the quickest way to reach the ground

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28/03/2001

A common and false perception of abseiling is that it is an adventure activity that is completely safe. But as many have discovered accidents do occur even in controlled circumstances.
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SKILLS

Abseiling: 10 things I hate

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06/03/2001

Loved by charities but often hated by climbers, abseiling can be much more dangerous than climbing. When else do you stick all your eggs in one basket and then bounce up and down above a precipice? Steve Long from Plas y Brenin takes a horrified look at the mistakes he's got away with, but wouldn't like to try again.
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