Subtopics in Sport Climbing:
The 10 Essentials of Sport Climbing
If you’re a crusty old dinosaur like me then you probably remember being taught the importance of the 10 Essentials upon your introduction to climbing and the mountains.While these items (map, compass, food, water, umm, uh, hmmm . . .) are just as important to safe mounta...
Matt Samet at Climbing Magazine
How to Clip a Quickdraw
See a demonstration of two ways to clip a quickdraw and some safety considerations about clipping.
Climbing Tech Tips
Cleaning Sport Anchors
One of the best parts about sport climbing is its utter simplicity: Clip some bolts as you climb, and—well, that’s pretty much it. The most complicated part is cleaning the anchors; in other words, threading your rope through the rings or chains at the top so you can lowe...
Julie Ellison at Climbing Magazine
A clever climbing cowboy realized some time ago that he could avoid hazardous soloing to a preclipped first bolt if he just “lassoed” the hanging quickdraw. Instant toprope—without looking like a stick-clipping ninny. The “rodeo clip” is simple enough in theory and very ...
Andrew Tower at Climbing Magazine
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