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Topic - NEW ARTICLE: Rock Climbing Basics 10: Stick Clipping

UKC Articles - on 25 Sep 2013
clipstick thumbnail, 4 kbThis is the tenth 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 the art of 'stick clipping', where the use of a quickdraw attached to a stick allows the rope and quickdraw to be placed into the first bolt of a sport route. This can be useful to prevent dangerous falls from below high first bolts as can be found at places such as LPT or Malham, or it can allow you to 'stick clip' past hard sections of a route, allowing the route to be worked on a toprope...

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