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How to Rope Solo - with Pete Whittaker

Rope soloing is simply the ability to climb alone, yet still have the safety of being attached to a rope (rather than free-soloing). It involves double the amount of work; all the work that your climbing partner would usually do for you in your team, whilst being a total loner as your climbing partner won't be there, so it's certainly not for ev...


Use your feet!

You've got as many of them as you have hands - so why are so many people rotten at using their feet? And how can you use them better? Let Charles Arthur tell you .. it might even improve your climbing.

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

This is the second piece in a series of training articles and is aimed at low to intermediate climbers (Approximate grade range of around UK Severe to HVS, Sport grade F5 to 6b or bouldering grade V1 / UK Tech 5c). With a specific training plan,...

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

A guide to where you should attach your belay plate. To your harness belay loop? Or to your 'rope loop'?

Everything You Wanted to Know About Ropes

Some answers for the most frequently asked questions about ropes on the UKC forums. Single, double, twin? How long? When to retire? Fall Factor?

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