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From Punter to Crusher: How to Climb Sport 7a

Lecturer, writer and recent member of the 7a club, Paul Sagar, shares some tips on breaking into the 7s... Around the time I started taking outdoor climbing seriously, a friend said to me: "Let's face it, if you can't climb 6a the first time you top-rope, you're never going to lead 7a". Back then, I thought this sounded pretty plausib...


Using SARLOC for Rescue on your Smartphone

Getting smart with your smartphone might just save your life in an emergency, writes Judy Whiteside, Editor of Mountain Rescue Magazine. 'There are many apps for smartphone which show the phone's location, but these rely on the lost person having the app installed before they get lost. The beauty of SARLOC is that is uses the web browser installed on the smartphone to interrogate the GPS and locate the person, normally to within a few metres. No need to install a separate app.'

Arc'teryx Top Trad Tips - Using a Guidebook

Charlie Woodburn gives us his top beginner's trad tips and in this video explains the importance of using the guidebook properly.

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Lattice Training Weight Lifting for Climbers

In this video, Ollie Torr from Lattice shows us some weight lifting exercises for climbers.

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Lattice Training Boulder Mileage

In this session, Ollie Torr explains how a bouldering session can be used to train different things, such as strength and...

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Lattice Training Pull up Bar Exercises

In this video, Ollie Torr runs us through some core exercises that can be completed on a pull up bar. He sets you a...

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Lattice Training Fingerboarding

In this video, Ollie Torr runs through some fingerboarding exercises and explains best practice.

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Skills Smartphones & Hills - Common Issues, and How to Fix Them

Modern phones might be very handy on the hill, but it's vital to know their limits. Crispin Cooper...

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Technique - Choosing your footwear

Respecttherock #RespectTheRock - The Countryside Code

Lattice Training Evening out grip strength

Lattice Training Rings and TRX

Lattice Training Long End Power Endurance

Glenmore Lodge Winter Skills Mountaineering

Lattice Training Anaerobic Capacity

Glenmore Lodge Winter Skills Tackling a Winter Climb

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Neil Gresham Technique And Training

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Glenmore Lodge Winter Skills

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Arc'teryx Alpine Academy

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How to Heal Elbow Tendonitis

In this article experienced climber Bart van Deenen shares his personal experiences of beating elbow tendonitis and gives us an exercise routine that worked for him. The instructions are clear and simple and include photos and a short video. We hope it works for...

Climbing Shoulder Injuries - Exercises and Tips

Strong shoulders aren't necessary healthy shoulders. Ever had pain or twinges in your shoulders? In this classic UKC article Gabriella Frittelli - climber and physiotherapist - explains how you can prevent shoulder impingement and keep on climbing...

Steep Ice Climbing Technique

Top winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan gives us step by step instructions on good ice climbing technique. This article includes the basic movements involved, some advanced techniques, and is illustrated with excellent photographs...

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article Andy Kirkpatrick shares his tips for staying warm and consequently staying alive!

Become A Better Climber Training to Become a Better Climber - Part 1

Belaying - 'Rope Loop' or 'Belay Loop'?

Become A Better Climber Training to Become a Better Climber - Part 2

5 Things to Improve Your Bouldering

Ten Tips For Bouldering Indoors

Abseiling Tips

100 things you learn from experience

Ten Top Tips for Buying Rock Shoes

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