/ NEW ARTICLE: VIDEO: How to equalise anchors at a belay

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UKC Articles - on 12 Mar 2010
[Get Out on Rock DVD, 4 kb]This brand new UKC mini-series combines words, photos, diagrams and video to make clear some of the trickier technical aspects of climbing to grasp.

With the most up top date info possible it uses the stunning images of Mike Robertson, video clips from Get Out On Rock and diagrams from Rock Climbing Essential Skills and Techniques.

Here professional mountain guide Libby Peter shows us how to equalise anchors at a belay.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=2592

EmmanuelF on 12 Mar 2010
Should diagrams 2 and 3 exchange places? I think they are in the wrong spot.
The Mole - on 12 Mar 2010
In reply to EmmanuelF: Indeed
In reply to EmmanuelF: Quite right - now swapped. Cheers!
JWB - on 12 Mar 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Another interesting article, thank you.

However the set up in "Using the rope on a big block belay at Hen Cloud, Staffordshire" doesnt look ideal. A load on the rope would likely pull the belayer off the rock leaving them hanging or cause them to swing into the wall.
Roberttaylor - on 15 Mar 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: Good article.
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Richard Gilbert - on 16 Mar 2010
In reply to JWB:

That's what happened to me in Swannage. I was belaying close to the edge to encourage my second. She fell and the rope extension took me over the edge. It didn't help that I was not directly in the line of force- this should get a mention too.

Good article I thought.

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