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Arc'teryx Beginner Trad Tips - Using a Guidebook

In this video series, we have teamed up with the Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival and Charlie Woodburn, to cover a range of basic trad climbing tips. We will be covering topics such as using guidebooks, understanding the British grading system, to racking up for a lead. We hope you find this series useful for learning basics and polishing up on essentials, but they don't replace proper instruction and years of experience!

In this video, Charlie explains the importance of using the guidebook properly.



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I agree. When I first started we selected a climb from a lakes guide because it was described a serious route. Serious means good, right?  Later, at Huntsman's Leap I oriented myself using the tide line since the...
Using a guidebook used to be something of a dark art, particularly when they were all narrative description only. You had know all the descriptions used for rock architecture - gendarme, sentry box etc , find the...
I think that those criticising are being a little short-sighted. Yes, perhaps it isn't quite right for you. And yes, there do seem to be a large number of sponsored instructional videos. But, just because you're...
Oh FFS - next, Arc'teryx  will present a video featuring a sponsored climber telling you the best way to put on your climbing t-shirt. And then your socks - right, yes, one foot at a time and remember ... toes first....

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