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DMM Wales - on 02 Oct 2007 - dmmwales.com
[WIN a £500 rack of DMM Gear.....My First Outdoor Lead.., 2 kb]
My First Outdoor Lead - a DMM Competition.

A climbers' first lead is usually a memorable occasion. You no doubt served an apprenticeship from an experienced climber or had gone on a course, practiced down the wall or just jumped right in there. Placing those nuts or cams and moving above them is satisfying, but the prospect of a fall can be scary.

Every climber has a story to tell about their first lead and we would like to hear it.

  • How did it feel?
  • Which route was it?
  • Were you prepared? What led up to your first outdoor lead?
  • Did you trust your gear?
  • Who belayed you?

    Are just some of the things you could include.

    Write approximately 500 words about your first outdoor lead and supply an image of you climbing (not necessarily your first lead) and submit to:

    http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/send.html

    Each entry will be published at UKClimbing.com between now and Christmas.
    (This competition is exclusive to UKClimbing.com)

    The competition will be judged by us here at DMM and the winner announced on Monday 24th December and will win a complete DMM rack worth £500.

    But more than that, everyone who submits an essay will receive a spot prize.


    Happy leading and creative writing.


    Chris Rowlands
    DMM
    http://www.dmmclimbing.com/

    - not open to employees of DMM

    SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE HERE: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/send.html

    Category...."UKC Features"
  • antwan - on 09 Oct 2007
    Just sent mine in, Wonder what the spot prize is?
    dispeller - on 09 Oct 2007
    In reply to antwan:

    Same here....maybe it's some chalk!!
    antwan - on 10 Oct 2007
    Bet your "essay" is better than mine though! Chalks pretty useful, although a coule of Kustom Karibiners with ma name stamped on would be better.
    omerta on 12 Oct 2007
    In reply to Chris Rowlands:

    Is there a closing date?
    Michael Ryan - on 15 Oct 2007
    In reply to sarah79:

    20th December.
    nikinko - on 15 Oct 2007
    In reply to Chris Rowlands:

    sent mine in over the weekend. which 'catergory' should it have been in?

    cheers

    Nikki
    Nicholas Livesey on 16 Oct 2007
    In reply to nikinko: Yep, me too. I stuck mine in competitions.
    nikinko - on 16 Oct 2007
    In reply to Nicholas Livesey:

    I figured they're just publishing them at the rate of about 1 per day so as not to flood the forums. Mine will be in the waiting list with all the others who did it on Saturday then!
    Nicholas Livesey on 16 Oct 2007
    In reply to nikinko: I've been gagging to see mine published. I'm so impatient. I could do with that rack aswell. I'm too skint to buy gear and I only have a set of rocks. At the present rate I'll complete my rack sometime in 2010.

    Looking forward to reading yours and all the others.
    Michael Ryan - on 16 Oct 2007
    Competition category is good.

    All will be published.
    antwan - on 17 Oct 2007
    > (In reply to nikinko) At the present rate I'll complete my rack sometime in 2010.

    Thats only 2 an a little tiny bit of a year away, Youll have it before the olyimpics!
    DMM Wales - on 18 Oct 2007 - dmmwales.com
    In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

    It has been really great to see the entries so far, and the different experiences people have had. We're delighted with the response to the competition, so keep them coming.!! All entries will be published, and we'll use some of our Sponsored climbers including Nick Bullock to help with the judging. Might even hand out a spot prize or two !

    Chris Rowlands
    Brand Manager DMM
    antwan - on 24 Oct 2007
    In reply to Chris Rowlands: Quick question for you regarding your tru screw crabs, why dont you make them in the sexy titanium grey with the deep red gate? been looking all over for some.
    98%monkey - on 28 Oct 2007
    In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

    I have 922 words - Is this too long?

    Happy to email for proofing, its a good read with a couple of photos.
    fimm on 31 Oct 2007
    In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

    I've submitted an entry (I think) - should I have had some sort of acknowledgement email? (It absolutely doesn't matter if you don't send them; I just want to check if I should look out for something or not. Thanks.)
    DMM Wales - on 05 Nov 2007 - dmmwales.com
    In reply to antwan:
    Sorry for the delay in responding, but I've been away for a bit.
    We make the Truscrew in the Titanium colour but with a lime green gate in line with all our other lockers. Sorry but we have no plans to change just yet. Colours are so difficult to handle as opinions are so varied and we've all got one !!
    Best Regards
    Chris Rowlands
    Brand Manager DMM
    Glyn Jones - on 05 Nov 2007
    In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:
    >
    >
    > All will be published.

    Really?
    antwan - on 05 Nov 2007
    In reply to Chris Rowlands: Thanks for the reply, suppose i can stop looking for them now, and buy some of the others! unless my totally useless article wins of course...
    DMM Wales - on 06 Nov 2007 - dmmwales.com
    In reply to antwan:
    Good luck with the article !
    Chris
    mrcog - on 15 Nov 2007
    In reply to Chris Rowlands: Wheres mine, i submitred it a week ago but didn't label it first lead, is that a problem, hoping not. Can anyone give me a response on what happened to mine??
    fimm on 19 Nov 2007
    In reply to mrcog:

    It does take a while - mine has been in the system for at least a fortnight and went up this morning... I think they have had quite a few submitted and are not going to put them up all at once.
    mrcog - on 20 Nov 2007
    In reply to fimm: Ok, cheersa
    Tony Strutt on 23 Nov 2007 - server1.thebmc.co.uk
    In reply to Chris Rowlands: what's the closing date, i can't see it anywhere?
    Guy "Fawksey" Wilson - on 23 Nov 2007
    In reply to Chris Rowlands: Closing date!!!!!
    CJD - on 24 Nov 2007
    In reply to Fawksey:

    fourth post down, from Mick Ryan - 20th December.
    Guy "Fawksey" Wilson - on 18 Dec 2007
    In reply to CJD: Phew! in
    antwan - on 19 Dec 2007
    5 days to go and 51 articles, so exciting!
    omerta on 19 Dec 2007
    In reply to Chris Rowlands:

    Can we submit tomorrow, too?
    stephen Rowley - on 19 Dec 2007
    In reply to sarah79:
    Submited one but it was s***e
    stephen Rowley - on 19 Dec 2007
    In reply to stephen Rowley: Ps there are some really good ones out there it would be great if peeps published articles to some of the caliber of the ones up there all time. This site would then defo be the dog's nuts
    antwan - on 20 Dec 2007
    In reply to stephen Rowley: I've been wanting to write an article for ages, but i dont have anything to write on about? any ideas? think there was only one that i personally though was not better than mine, but on a level par, making mine around joint last!

    Small hint if the DMM guys havent decided on spot prizes yet, Some mid size nuts would be nice (or even one!), i dont have many :(
    antwan - on 24 Dec 2007
    Its the 24th! i am impatient aren't i! so who is the lucky winner?
    Nicholas Livesey on 24 Dec 2007
    In reply to antwan: See my thread! I too am very impatient.
    a13x - on 24 Dec 2007
    In reply to Chris Rowlands:

    Have we all mixed the days up and its not realy the 24th??
    Nom - on 24 Dec 2007
    In reply to Chris Rowlands: Seriously, who is the winner?
    Guy "Fawksey" Wilson - on 25 Dec 2007
    In reply to Nom: so many entries that they have put it back a few days
    a13x - on 27 Dec 2007
    In reply to Fawksey:

    Whats the new date for the winner?
    tommyzero - on 04 Jan 2008
    In reply to a13x: Bump. Any idea on the date of the judging? We'll be missing the January gear sales!
    Franco Cookson OLD - on 12 Jan 2008
    In reply to tommyzero: yeh, when is it announced?
    elfofnight42 on 14 Jan 2008 - 78-86-134-228.zone2.bethere.co.uk
    In reply to Franco cookson: Maybe they're waiting until 24th December 2008?

    But seriously... it was supposed to be announced 3 weeks ago, can we not at least be given some indication of when it will be announced?
    antwan - on 14 Jan 2008
    In reply to elfofnight42: Mick ryan posted a thread wihch i havent been able to find saying (along the line of not quoted)
    ***
    Thanks for the 122 entrys the have now all been published

    DMM team are busy preparing for a trade show, so a winner will be announced sometime this week or early next.

    The winner will go to Llanberis for a factory tour, leading into the store room where the winner can make up there 500 rack travel expenses paid for by DMM
    ***

    wont be too long now, it was all the late entrys like yours delaying the whole thing! Lol,
    mrcog - on 18 Jan 2008
    In reply to Chris Rowlands: I can't wait, i'd love to win. Finally get a rack!!! Probably not going to happen though.... :( but deriously, there were a lot better entrys than mine.
    alan wilson on 27 Mar 2008
    In reply to mrcog: Whatever happened to the 'spot prizes' for entrants then ??
    Chris James - on 01 Apr 2008
    In reply to alan wilson:

    Yes, I wondered that too!

    Maybe the prize was seeing our prose in print?
    antwan - on 01 Apr 2008
    http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/#n43359

    This will tell you how to claim your prize.

    Do keep up!
    James on 15 May 2008 - cpc3-with4-0-0-cust27.bagu.cable.ntl.com
    The above link didn't work for me, so I emailed the DMM administrator yesterday, and got my spot prize in the post this morning (What service!)
    elfofnight42 on 16 May 2008 - 78-86-134-228.zone2.bethere.co.uk
    In reply to James: I never claimed my spot prize... what were they? is it worth me following it up?

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