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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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Ready to Rock: Outdoor days 2018

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23/03/2017

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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23/03/2017

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

Essential rock know-how

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22/06/2016

Need to brush up on your crag skills after a winter on the wall? Whether you’re making the move outside for the first time, or looking to rise up the grades this summer, we’ve got loads of essential skills and equipment advice for you right here on the BMC website.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Ken Wilson: Mountain man

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13/06/2016

Ken Wilson, one of the most influential voices in British climbing, has passed away. His death leaves a hole in the climbing community, but his legacy will continue to shape British climbing for years to come.
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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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GUIDEBOOKS

A brief explanation of UK traditional climbing grades

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28/02/2016

How does the BMC traditional grading system work? Niall Grimes takes a look.
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SKILLS

Climb outside: how to start climbing outdoors

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06/01/2016

Climbing outdoors can be one of the most thrilling and satisfying forms of climbing, combining the gymnastic styles of indoor climbing with being outside in the great outdoors, close to nature and sometimes in adventurous environments.
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GENERAL

Ken Wilson mountain media wizard is honoured

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24/11/2015

The Boardman Tasker Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ken Wilson, a long time influencer of outdoor media and global climbing and mountaineering politics, at the Kendal Mountain Festival. We collect a few choice quotes to celebrate the occasion.
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