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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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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'?

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

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

Abseiling from the In Pinn  © jez s
Abseiling from the In Pinn  © jez s

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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 forwar...

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 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...

Franco Cookson on his 2013 route Psykovsky's Sequins  © Jake Hampshire
Franco Cookson on his 2013 route Psykovsky's Sequins  © Jake Hampshire

Franco Cookson's Guide to Headpointing

The evil word. Pre-practice, top roping, working: all synonyms for that most diabolical of threats to stylistic purity....

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.

Seek out the far away places  © Misha Nepogodiev
Seek out the far away places  © Misha Nepogodiev

Becoming a British Mountain Guide

Aspirant British Mountain Guide shares some thoughts and tips that he's learnt whilst preparing for the BMG training scheme.

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

Arc\'teryx Beginner Trad Tips - Gear  © Nick Brown - UKC
Arc\'teryx Beginner Trad Tips - Gear  © Nick Brown - UKC

Arc'teryx Beginner Trad Tips Building confidence in gear

Arc\'teryx Top Trad Tips - Racking up  © Nick Brown - UKC
Arc\'teryx Top Trad Tips - Racking up  © Nick Brown - UKC

Arc'teryx Beginner Trad Tips Racking up for a climb

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


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