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ARTICLE: Grappling with Fear - Mid Climb

Grappling with Fear - Mid Climb

Sally Lisle shares four simple (but not necessarily easy) tools to help you grapple with fear when it kicks in mid climb... If you are operating on the cusp of controlling/losing control of your fear response, it is highly valuable to have a few techniques up your sleeve to manage your fear when you really need to. This article talks ...


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

Ten Top Tips for Buying Rock Shoes

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

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SKILLS: Toe-Hooking and Clamping

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Toe-Hooking and Clamping

Neil Gresham continues his technique series and the theme of footwork, taking an in-depth look at toe-hooking.

Lattice Training Series With Tom Randall Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 1: Endurance

Crack connoisseur, training guru and director of Lattice Training, Tom Randall, shares some training tips in this 4-part series, complete with live Q&A sessions in the forums from 7-9pm every Wednesday for the next 4 weeks. Ask him...

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,...

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...

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...

Respecttherock #RespectTheRock - The Countryside Code

From a young age we're all told to 'follow the countryside code'; however I am sure that a great many of us don't...

Your First Sun Rock Trip - Hints And Tips

Temperatures dropping, daylight in shorter supply, energy bills rising – time to give some thoughts to a winter...

The Unknown: Top Ten Tips to Improve your Onsight Grade

Success Vs Failure in Climbing

Building Fast Belays When Multipitch Sport Climbing

How to Conquer the Fear of Falling

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