LATEST GEAR NEWS RSS

Belay and abseil devices for climbing

GEAR

Belay and abseil devices for climbing

0
27/03/2014

A belay device is often the first hardware purchased by the eager new climber. It allows you to hold a falling partner, lower them safely and even abseil if required. Find out about the different kinds of devices.
Read more »

GEAR

Warning issued over slate bolts

5
25/03/2014

Climbers are warned about potential bolt failures in the slate quarries of North Wales. The BMC advise climbers to use caution with any loose expansion bolts used for protection and in particular for lower off's on popular routes. Resin bolts are not affected.
Read more »

GEAR

Be safer sport climbing

0
20/03/2014

Sport climbing is often assumed to be safer than trad climbing. But it's by no means risk free. Find out what you're trusting your life with when you clip a bolt - and learn to check whether they are safe or not.
Read more »

GEAR

Avoiding wear on bolted lower-offs

2
01/03/2014

It takes time and money to install bolted lower off's at the top of sport climbs. Modern equipment can last for decades - unless it becomes worn out by repeated use. Help keep lower off's in good condition by adopting good practice when using them.
Read more »

GEAR

Harnesses for climbers and mountaineers

0
07/01/2014

A harness connects the climber and mountaineer to their rope and the rest of the safety chain, making it a vital piece of equipment. Choose the right harness for your needs, and know how to look after it and when to retire it.
Read more »

GEAR

Climbing helmets

0
02/01/2014

Helmets help protect the most important and perhaps vulnerable part of the body - the head. Find out more about how they work, how to choose one, and how to make an informed decision about whether to wear one or not.
Read more »

GEAR

Recall of Simond Rocky straight and bent gate carabiners and quickdraws

0
18/12/2013

Simond, the Chamonix based cllimbing equipment manufacturer, have announced a recall of their Rocky straight and bent gate carabiners and quickdraws made during 2012 and 2013.
Read more »

View more Gear news »

LATEST GEAR VIDEOS

GEAR

1

Deadly quickdraws

25/07/2013

Avoid dangerous quickdraw combinations using open slings and rubber keepers. This video highlights the issues, read the full article here: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/deadly-quickdraws-open-sling-rubber-band-accident?s=2
View »

GEAR

2

Caring for equipment

23/01/2013

Taken from the BMC Rock Essentials DVD, this film explains the basic steps needed to make sure that your climbing gear such rope, harness and helmet is safe to use. It shows some useful tips on how and when to check your gear, when to retire it, and where to get more information from manufacturers. More on the Rock Essentials DVD here: thebmc.co.uk/rock-climbing-essentials-dvd?s=2
View »

GEAR

1

Dan Middleton: testing to destruction at Kendal

23/11/2012

How strong is your climbing equipment? Witness the destruction as the BMC's Technical and Safety Officer Dan Middleton takes his sling-breaker roadshow to the Kendal Film Festival
View »

View more Gear videos »

Want to see your film here? Suggest a film

GEAR PEOPLE

UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

MTWTFSS
31
1
2
303/04/2014Simon Yates lecture - Reading CANCELLED (Cancelled)
Cotswold Outdoor
404/04/2014ShAFF
The Showroom
5
6
707/04/2014Simon Yates Lecture - Liverpool
Cotswold Outdoor
808/04/2014Simon Yates Lecture - Preston
Cotswold Outdoor
909/04/2014Peak Area Meeting & Mina Leslie-Wujastyk talk & film
The Maynard
1010/04/2014Simon Yates Lecture - Bath
Cotswold Outdoor
11
1212/04/2014London & SE Area Meeting
Mile End Climbing Wall
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
2626/04/2014Portland Festival & BMC AGM Weekend
The Heights Hotel
2727/04/2014Wideboyz Crack School Masterclass – Loughborough
The Climbing Station
28
29
30
1
202/05/2014BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass - Carlisle
Eden Rock
3
4

View more events...