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ARTICLE: Climbing (the) Walls Post Lockdown - Re-opening Indoor Walls

What will returning to indoor walls be like? Natalie Berry explores how indoor climbing walls are responding internationally as the world attempts to learn to live with COVID-19 and get back to some form of normality. It's obvious that close proximity to others in a social or paired activity, along with high-contact surfaces in the form of hand and foot holds and a dusty atmosphere, all make indoor climbing a tricky environment for hygiene and transmission reduction. During lockdown, climbing wall owners, associations and newly-formed international working groups from around the world have been cooperating to establish new best practice guidelines following the first wave of COVID-19.

REVIEW: Moon Lorentz Pant and Bamboo Tech Long Sleeve Tee

This combination of top and trousers from Moon is super stretchy, super comfortable and super stylish for indoor or outdoor climbing, says Theo Moore.

NEWS: BMC Releases Practical Measures for Climbing & Walking during COVID-19

The BMC have released a list of practical measures and an infographic on how best to manage climbing and hillwalking during the COVID-19 outbreak following the recent...
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Needlesports.com website is back in business after an 8 week lockdown. Log in for the best selection of rock, bouldering and aid climbing equipment. We have the UK’s largest selection of climbing guidebooks + many exclusive items.

Superb deals on outdoor clothing from Rab, Mountain Equipment,Patagonia, E9 and Montane + footwear from Scarpa, La Sportiva,five-Ten, Boreal and On.

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COMPETITION: Win a Montane product prize package with Summit Financial Services

Get ready to climb with Summit Financial Services We are sure, like us, you looking forward to returning to rock climbing and enjoying the great outdoors. As you...

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Blue skies on The Curtain, Ben Nevis

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La Sportiva Jackal

The Jackal is the running shoe dedicated to off-road running over ultra distances and for training workouts on medium distances thanks to the exceptional cushioning. Every detail, from the uppers to the sole, is designed to enhance the comfort of the foot over long distances: wide, comfortable fit designed for use in ultra-marathons. 

  • Comfortable, wide fit designed for ultra-marathons
  • Soft, stretch tongue provides a comfort fit for maximum freedom of movement, the internal bellows construction provides protection against stones and mud
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