Author Archives: Richard

La Sportiva Tarantula Climbing Shoe Review

The very first climbing shoe I ever bought was a La Sportiva shoe. It lasted me about 4 years before finally giving up the ghost and I climbed hard on those shoes – almost every weekday. I have the utmost … Click to read the full article

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Supertest: Our Favourite Climbing Harnesses Head-to-Head

It might be easy to say that one piece of climbing gear is more important than another one and you should spend most of your gear budget on this or that, but in truth, every single piece of your climbing … Click to read the full article

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Climbing in Cumbria

Often when you talk to climbers, you’ll hear them talk about travelling to all sorts of remote locations or famous climbing spots like the Yosemite Valley or Southern France.  For the climber, the search is always on for that next … Click to read the full article

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Communicating With Your Belayer – A Rock Climbing Essential

As I’ve said before, and I’ll say over and over again, rock climbing is a very safe extreme sport provided when you do go out on a climbing day or trip you know what you are doing and remain focused … Click to read the full article

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Rock Climbing Training

Wouldn’t it be great if sports were just a case of picking up whatever gear you required and just hitting the field? Unfortunately (or for some, fortunately!) most of the time, you need to put some effort into both practice and … Click to read the full article

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Rock Climbing Safety

Rock climbing, when done properly with the right knowledge is an incredibly safe extreme sport in which few injuries and even fewer deaths ever occur. As with any activity that includes this sort of inherent risk factor it is always … Click to read the full article

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Introduction to Rock Climbing

When most people hear that I’m a rock climber, their face normally drops – often I’m told that they picture a gangly man with unkempt facial hair covered in an assortment of ropes and axes intent on falling to their … Click to read the full article

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