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VIDEO: Tips for Down Climbing

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 UKC Articles 15 Sep 2021

Rebecca Coles gives her tips on how to safely and efficiently down climb. In the UK, it's rare that you need to down climbing and Rebecca advises on a couple of different methods, from belaying to moving together.

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 Hardonicus 15 Sep 2021
In reply to UKC Articles:

The video mentions that downclimbing is rarely done in the UK? Clearly these people are not true trad punters with egos writing cheques their bodies can't cash.

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In reply to UKC Articles:

Surely Dave McCleods new materclass in downclimbing is all you need? Once you can downclimb 8a on sketchy gear you can downclimb anything!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIurTukUOpU&

 Tigger 15 Sep 2021
In reply to ebdon:

Beat me to it! Though according to Hardonicus he must be a complete punter! Not one dowbln climb but two, with an hours rest between!

 McHeath 16 Sep 2021
In reply to UKC Articles:

Think she should have said something about considering the possibility of abseiling before starting to downclimb something unknown which you haven't already climbed up, as would be the case in traversing a peak. In many situations it's going to be faster and safer. 

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 TomD89 16 Sep 2021
In reply to ebdon:

> Surely Dave McCleods new materclass in downclimbing is all you need? Once you can downclimb 8a on sketchy gear you can downclimb anything!

We already had the crack revival in IFSC comps, I look forward to seeing setters forcing hard downclimbs in the next boulder/lead competition meta.

Dave may have inadvertently started a power scream downclimb renaissance.


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