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SKILLS

How to start indoor climbing

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12/12/2018

Climbing gyms (or ‘walls’ for short) are one of the easiest and most practical ways into climbing. They help you improve quickly and can also be great fun – whatever your climbing ambitions!
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SKILLS

Bouldering indoors: the low-down

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14/11/2018

Indoor bouldering is arguably the most accessible form of climbing and requires the least amount of equipment, says Jordan Buys, one of the UK’s top climbers.
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WALLS

The basics: climbing indoors

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11/07/2018

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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Beginner climber FAQs

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09/05/2018

Don’t know where to begin or what to wear? Worried your biceps aren't big enough? Let us clear some common beginner fears and questions out of your way in this article from our new special edition magazine: Get into Climbing.
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SKILLS

Top 10 British trad crags for beginners

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13/03/2016

The British Isles is famous for having some of the best trad climbing in the world, and for good reason: it’s all packed into a relatively small area, yet offers a huge variety of rock types and styles of climbing.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Catch the climbing bug: This girl did!

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11/03/2015

Lianne, 33, tells us why she ditched her gym membership for a life of climbing. Less than two years ago she'd hardly set foot on a climbing wall but now climbing is a massive part of her life and social scene. We ask Lianne how she got into climbing and what she gets out of it.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Free beginners guide to climbing for all women who join us this month

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09/03/2015

To celebrate International Women's Day we're offering a free copy of our special one-off publication 'Get into Climbing' to every woman who becomes a BMC member during March.
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SKILLS

Getting started: trad climbing

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13/06/2014

Trad climbing offers an unparalleled sense of freedom. With the appropriate skills, training, and equipment you really do have the ability to go anywhere. Here we give the low down on how to get started, in an extract from our new special edition magazine: Get into Climbing.
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SKILLS

Getting started: sport climbing outdoors

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22/05/2014

If you've learnt to climb routes indoors, sport climbing can be a logical first step into the exciting world of outdoor climbing. Neil Gresham gives us the low-down in an extract from our new special edition magazine: Get into Climbing.
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SKILLS

Top 10 British sport climbing crags for beginners

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22/05/2014

So you've been sport climbing a few times, learnt the basics and got the quickdraws. You’re ready to hone yourself into a sport climbing machine, but where?
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