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A guide to passive protection

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15/12/2017

Passive protection forms a key component in the equipment used by the traditional rock climber, the alpinist and the winter climber. If you'd like to find out more about nuts, hexentrics and the other varieties of passive protection on offer, then read on and download our free, handy guide.
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Wild Country issue recall of Rocks - updated 12/12/2013

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18/12/2013

Gear manufacturer Wild Country has announced a recall of Classic Rocks and Anodised Rocks. The recall affects certain batches which may have been purchased at any time after 2010.
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Is there a future for pegs in British climbing?

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18/12/2008

Should we continue to use pegs as semi-permanent anchors, or is it time to retire them from active service?
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Check your cams!

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16/09/2008

A recent BMC technical report investigated an incident, where a Rock Empire camming device failed. The climber fell 16m and was lucky not to be badly injured. Take the time to check the wire stems of your flexible cams every now and again...it may save your life.
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A&E: Microwire failure

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02/03/2003

Looking in depth at accidents, to ask the crucial question: what went wrong. This time, a size 0 Wallnut completely snaps.
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