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SKILLS

Ready to Rock Courses 2021: Testimonial

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11/01/2021

Are you ready to rock in 2021? On the back of last year’s successful traditional climbing courses we ran in partnership with the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, Dorset-based Ready to Rock instructor Eddy Young gives us an inside look into the the courses:
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Women's Ready to Rock Courses 2021

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04/01/2021

The Women's Ready to Rock courses are designed to help women indoor climbers to make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Guidance for new outdoor climbers

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14/05/2020

As the lockdown comes to an end in parts of the UK and many climbing walls remain shut it could mean that more people than usual are thinking about venturing outdoors to get their climbing fix. This article is aimed at giving some general advice for people who wish to make the transition.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Best of BMC TV: Top five trad climbing films for lockdown

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20/04/2020

Do you hear that? Nuts, cams and hexes chinking together to create the tune of tradventures out on rock. Okay, so the gear jingles may be faint echoes these days, but fear not, we're bringing them back. We've headed down into the BMC TV archives and pulled out our favourite trad climbing films to make up for this temporary trad absence. Sit back, relax and watch our top five picks:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Ready to Rock: Outdoor days 2021

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11/12/2019

Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment. To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Outdoor trad climbing days for young people

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05/12/2019

This is a one day outdoor trad climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent. This type of climbing is what is predominantly practiced on British crags. For more information for parents about climbing read the Parents guide to climbing by clicking the link below:
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SKILLS

Sea-cliff secrets: discover the new BMC TV series

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01/10/2018

Are you ready for sea-cliff climbing adventures? Check out the new five-part BMC TV skills series to discover the skills and techniques that you'll need for this new environment.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

10 sea-cliff climbing 'Don'ts' from filmmaker Mike Cheque

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17/07/2018

There's no secret trick to climbing sea cliffs, but it's all too easy to mess things up, complicate the situation, or end up confused and off route. Help avoid an epic mega-faff and instead have an amazing adventure on the UK's sea cliffs with these helpful tips from Mike Cheque, creator of BMC TV's latest feature length film 'The Seaside'.
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GEAR

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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

What went on at the Women’s Trad Festival 2017?

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29/08/2017

The Women’s Trad Festival (WTF) 2017 was a weekend long event where fun was had, new friendships were formed and for many, first trad routes were climbed!
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