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ARTICLE: Staying Alive! Climbing and Risk

These days, climbing is often lazily described as a sport and sponsored climbers glibly branded as athletes. While competition climbing certainly is a sport, there's a lot more to climbing than competitions alone. Many climbing disciplines involve significant risk. Getting it wrong may result in serious injury – or even death. So how do you avoid getting it wrong? Mick Ward asks...

VIDEO: Which waterproof is right for you?

Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood discuss the pros and cons of different types of waterproofs. They shed some light on the fabrics and in what situation you would choose...

REVIEW: Montane Azote 32 pack

New for 2021, the Azote is billed as an all-rounder. With a really well-vented carry system, and a design that's clearly aimed at walkers, it would be right at...
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Beal ANTIDOTE 10.2mm ACTIVE LINE climbing rope

Beal ANTIDOTE 10.2mm ACTIVE LINE climbing rope is a versatile cragging rope with a large diameter to promote handling when belaying and increased abrasion resistance.

  • Impact froce: 7.6kN
  • Number of falls: 8
  • % sheath: 37%
  • Weight per metre: 63g


Our ACTIVE ropes have been designed to cover the largest range of climbing disciplines possible, from the occasional outing to big walling with sport and indoor climbing in between.  They are all constructed using BEAL's advanced technology which provides excellent impact absoprtion thanks to low impact forces.

Start your summer climbing adventures with the ANTIDOTE.

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COMPETITION: Win 1 of 2 pairs of Boreal Crux climbing shoes!

The latest performance rock shoe from Boreal has already seen some success under James McHaffie and his recent completion of all the Extreme Rock climbs! This...

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