A while back I wrote a monthly column for Climber Magazine. It covered all things technical like ropework and gear wizardry, plus understanding rock types and progressing through the grades. They are available here as free pdf’s so you can brush up on those rusty skills while planning your next climbing adventure!
A flavour of the many varied rock types we play on, including how they are formed, what they’re like to climb on and the type of gear that works best.
Ever wondered what it’s like to climb the next grade? Well now you can find out with this tour from V.Diff to E3. Get a taste for life at that grade plus a close-up look at a profiled route.
on The Arete, Hen Cloud, Staffordshire; a compelling and intimidating line with a committing crux.
on Red Wall, Porth Clais, North Pembroke; obvious moves all with good gear makes this a delight.
on Bollard Edge, Black Forest, near the Roaches, Staffordshire is worth seeking out, a quiet gem.
Essential Technical Stuff
These articles have a technical flavour and tackle some of the more baffling bits of climbing.