Pushing your trad grade.

Pushing your trad grade.

You often hear people in climbing circles complaining, why they never seem to be able to progress beyond a certain grade. Such as moving from HVS to E1 for instance. Is it because you’re not strong enough? Is it because you’re not fit enough? Maybe you need to train more…

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Learn to Navigate.

Being able to read a map & navigate effectively with a compass, not only allows us to make the most of a particular area, it allows us to discover new surroundings, builds self-confidence when out alone and makes the great outdoors a safer place. In our technological age, the use…

Using Slings at Anchors.

In a previous video DMM compared the impact forces generated using Nylon and Dyneema® slings with a dynamic load. It clearly highlighted the importance of ensuring there is no slack in a system using slings. As an example, a 80kg mass free-falling just 60cm on to a 60cm Dyneema® sling…

Understanding climbing grades.

Understanding climbing grades.

The system for grading protected trad climbs in guidebooks is usually the two-part British grade. This is a combination of adjectival and technical grades. Adjectival Grades. The Adjectival Grade is the first part of the grade and looks at the overall difficulty of a climb. This is influenced by many…

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