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NEW ARTICLE: Ice Climbing Gear Check

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 Michael Ryan 09 Nov 2007
With winter approaching it's time to start thinking about sorting your kit for those cold icy forays. Adrian Nelhams, UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide at the International School of Mountaineering provides us with an ice climbing gear check.

Read more: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=616
 Glyn Jones 09 Nov 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com: More importantly - Where is Marc C to tell us how to put our summer gear to bed for winter?
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Adrian writes:
> You could also make your own system by taping a large bent gate karabiner facing downwards to your harness. Clip it through your harness waist band first, tape it so that it doesn’t move and then the screws will rack in the end where the gate opens. The ice screw hanger pushes against the gate of the karabiner, opening it and allowing you to hook the screw onto the karabiner with one gloved hand.

Much better is to make your own Simond style double rack: http://xray.bmc.uu.se/markh/climbing/iceclip.html I used two of these and they work perfectly. Use keylock style bent gates for best performance if you have them.

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