Our bolts advice guides come in two parts. Part one is aimed at the climber, in particular those who have learnt to climb indoors and are making the transition outside. It covers the need to know information to help assess the safety of an outdoor sport climb.
Part two is newly published and is a guide to current good practice for choosing and installing bolts, covering all of the important issues which must be addressed in order to do this competently and with the correct equipment.
Bolts - a climbers' guide
Climbing outside is very different to the controlled and managed indoor environment. This guide covers what you need to know about the bolts and belays you may encounter when sport climbing outside. It includes tips on assessing problems and what to be aware of.
Reading this guide will help you to evaluate and manage any risks for yourself, and allow you to experience the wonderful world of climbing outside more safely.
Bolts - an installers' guide
Placing bolts which you know will be used by other climbers is a serious responsibility. This guide includes the latest advice and guidance on the correct equipment to use and how to install it competently. Newly published in 2021 with the latest good practice advice.
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Rock Up Abroad with BMC Travel Cover
Wherever the hot rock calls, make sure that you go prepared with our travel cover before you head off.
You can get cover with a BMC Rock policy from just £56* for a week.
BMC Travel Cover comes in five policies: Travel, Trek, Rock, Alpine and Ski and High Altitude.
*Policy details: £55.21 for 7 days European Rock policy, price for up to age 69.
For full terms and conditions see our Evidence of Cover
Europe by Train
Seat61 has a plethora of information, ready-planned for you to make your train journeys to Europe plain sailing. We fully recommend checking out the routes available and booking in advance to get the best deals on cheaper tickets.
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