/ NEW ARTICLE: Gear Knowledge For Climbing Shop Staff

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UKC Articles - on 18 Nov 2009
[Ben Lyon at No. 10 Downing Street, 3 kb]Earlier this year I went on a two day Technical Climbing Gear Workshop for Retail Staff, hosted at Plas y Brenin and ran by Lyon Equipment.

I joined about 100 specialist retail staff from small independent outdoor shops to larger chains Cotswold Outdoor. In this illustrated article, I cover some parts of the course focussing on helmets and harnesses, and have a brief look at the Petzl range of pullies, ascenders, descenders, belay devices and their Crevasse Rescue Kit.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=2185

In reply to UKC Articles:

Just out of interest, are you gonna put the answers on here too?
Michael Ryan - on 20 Nov 2009
In reply to One Lost Scone:
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> Just out of interest, are you gonna put the answers on here too?

Can do.

uncontrollable - on 22 Nov 2009
In reply to UKC Articles:
sorry about being pedantic, but the BD Alpine Bod hasn't got a high tie-in point. The DMM Alpine Harness has got one though.
deepsoup - on 22 Nov 2009
In reply to uncontrollable:
Also, while we're being pedantic:
"Tibloc: a small rope grabber (mono-directional locking device) that replaces prussicks"

Ho no it doesn't; there are plenty of things you can do with a prusik loop that you can't do with a Tibloc.
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muppetfilter - on 23 Nov 2009
In reply to deepsoup: Nice picture of a jammer stripping the sheath at 400kg... want to eat your words :0)

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