Rock Climbing Basics Series: Episode 7; Cleaning a Sport Anchor

by Duncan Campbell Sep/2013
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This is the seventh in a 12-part series from Climbing Magazine, Wild Country and Red Chili, demonstrating and explaining the basic skills needed to be safe on the crags. In this episode, Julie Ellison, Climbing Magazine's Gear Editor, talks us through threading the anchor of a sport route without leaving any hardwear behind to enable the quickdarws to be removed from the route.

There can be differences in standard practice between the USA and the UK, and some beginners may have been taught very slightly different techniques at their local climbing wall or club. However the methods in this video series are simple, easy to understand and if done correctly, safe. As always, feel free to discuss alternative methods in the forums.

Wild Country and Climbing Magazine have produced a series of 'How To' videos designed to demonstrate basic climbing skills and techniques. In this video Julie Ellison, Climbing Magazine Gear Editor, demonstrates a very important and truly essential technique, how to get down from the top of a sports climb. The simple but very effective technique that Julie shows is one of the safest ways of getting yourself tied in safely to lower from a sports route and is worth watch a few times to really get it dialled.

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