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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...


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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 3

This is the third piece in a series of training articles and is aimed at intermediate climbers (Approximate grade range of around UK HVS to E1, Sport grade 6a to 6b+ or bouldering grade V0 to V3. With a specific training plan, technique tips and...

How To Rig a Top Rope

This brand new UKC mini-series combines words, photos, diagrams and video to make clear some of the trickier technical aspects of climbing to grasp. With the most up top date info possible it uses the stunning images of Mike Robertson, video clips from Get Out On Rock...

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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,...


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