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WALLS

The basics: climbing indoors

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26/07/2010

Climbing can be enjoyed on many levels. At its most spontaneous and basic, just footwear is required. On the other hand, in cold and remote locations a range of equipment and clothing is essential just for survival. It’s difficult separating the essentials from the luxuries, and impartial advice is hard to find.
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SKILLS

Basics 3: The sharp end

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02/08/2004

The first traditional lead. A major step in any climber’s progression. Away from the safety net of a toprope, you’re suddenly dependant on your own skill and judgement. If you slip, run out of steam, or fingers uncurl then a fall is inevitable. A scary thought perhaps, but welcome to climbing.This is your graduation test.
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SKILLS

Basics 2: Heading outside

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07/05/2004

Had your appetite whetted by indoor walls? Looking at the great outdoors, but don’t know where to start? Welcome to the second session on learning to climb, this time venturing out onto the boulders and single pitch crags.
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SKILLS

Basics 1: Indoors

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07/03/2004

Climbing can be enjoyed on many levels. At its most spontaneous and basic, just footwear is required. On the other hand, in cold and remote locations a range of equipment and clothing is essential just for survival. It’s difficult separating the essentials from the luxuries, and impartial advice is hard to find.
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