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Tess tethered at Jerry's Roof, Llanberis Pass.  © Pete Edwards

Who Let the Dogs Out: How to be a Responsible Crag Dog Owner

I used to have a theory in the first few years of my climbing career: if you want to climb hard, get a dog. Look back on those climbing videos of old and check out how many of them featured a crag dog and there are loads: Hard Grit, Stick It - the Nesscliffe guide even has a collie on the cover! Pete Edwards shares advice for dog owne...


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Graham Lynch on the Mincer (HVS 5a).  © Alan James, ROCKFAX
Graham Lynch on the Mincer (HVS 5a).  © Alan James, ROCKFAX

100 things you learn from experience

Standing on tiny holds in a new pair of rock shoes  © Jack Geldard
Standing on tiny holds in a new pair of rock shoes  © Jack Geldard

Ten Top Tips for Buying Rock Shoes

A well placed foot can pivot on a hold - here the climber has traversed past the hold and spun his foot  © Will Carroll
A well placed foot can pivot on a hold - here the climber has traversed past the hold and spun his foot  © Will Carroll

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

It can be called a 'Belay Loop' or an 'Abseil Loop'!  © Jack Geldard
It can be called a 'Belay Loop' or an 'Abseil Loop'!  © Jack Geldard

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


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A typical visit to a sport crag.  © Adam Perrett

10 Things to Do at a Sport Crag

Compared with Himalayan, Alpine or even trad climbing, sport climbing should be a relatively safe affair. But the very fact that it should be relatively safe means that many people don't take it as seriously as they need to. And therein lies the p...

Tim enjoying big boot top rope action on Rap.  © Misha Nepogodiev
Tim enjoying big boot top rope action on Rap.  © Misha Nepogodiev

British Mountain Guide Training Scheme Entrance Exams

BMG Trainee Misha Nepogodiev finds out that you have to expect the unexpected in order to pass the Entrance Exams for the BMG Training Scheme. After my application for the BMG training scheme was accepted last June, I was looking...

he drag/open grip is useful but less effective  © Nick Brown - UKC
he drag/open grip is useful but less effective  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Handholds and Grip Technique - Part 1

Neil Gresham gets to grips with handholds: Page-one of climbing technique is making the best use of the holds, and this became apparent when we looked at footwork earlier in this series. Climbers have a habit of analysing footwork but we often take it...

Elaine smiling her way to the top of a classic route in Sella, Costa Blanca.  © Sally Lisle
Elaine smiling her way to the top of a classic route in Sella, Costa Blanca.  © Sally Lisle

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...

Neil Gresham - Moving Sideways 1  © Nick Brown - UKC
Neil Gresham - Moving Sideways 1  © Nick Brown - UKC

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.

Maddie Cope leading at The Foundry.  © Lattice Training
Maddie Cope leading at The Foundry.  © Lattice Training

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...

Pete with his Silent Partner2  © Nick Brown - UKC
Pete with his Silent Partner2  © Nick Brown - UKC

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...

Natalie Berry catching the late afternoon sun on the north-facing walls of S'estret. The route is Octopussy (7a).  © Alan James
Natalie Berry catching the late afternoon sun on the north-facing walls of S'estret. The route is Octopussy (7a).  © Alan James

From Punter to Crusher: How to Climb Sport 7a

Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team at work.  © Calder Valley SRT
Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team at work.  © Calder Valley SRT

Using SARLOC for Rescue on your Smartphone

We\'re blessed with some beautiful landscapes to climb in, so let\'s try and keep them that way  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
We\'re blessed with some beautiful landscapes to climb in, so let\'s try and keep them that way  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Respecttherock #RespectTheRock - The Countryside Code

This is a climbing trip, there\'ll be no boozing...  © David Hume
This is a climbing trip, there\'ll be no boozing...  © David Hume

Your First Sun Rock Trip - Hints And Tips


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