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

by Duncan Campbell Sep/2013
This article has been read 15,223 times

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.

Forums ( Read more )

Related posts

Staff Picks

Dec 2010

thumbA call to visit the North West this winter and sample some of the area's great mountaineering routes. Routes that are often best... Read more

What's Hot Right Now

14 Feb 2017

thumbWe know that our forums have played Cupid over the years: furtive glances in the form of winky faces and flirty replies to the... Read more

Top Spot: Climbing Destination

Jun 2005

thumbIt may be too hot for the really hard routes in June and July but for the majority of climbers the longer evenings are a chance... Read more