rock climbing essentials

rock climbing essentials

The last in the series of the BMC ‘How to’ DVDs takes us proper vertical. All the in-depth knowledge you need to understand how those jingly jangly things that hang from a climber's harness keep you safe.


This DVD follows four climbers on single and multi-pitch rock climbs. From small moorland outcrops to mountain crags and sea cliffs, watch the steps they take for a great and safe day’s climbing. All with a slight pinch of Slackjaw warmth that captures why climbing can be such a special shared experience.

Written by experts and packed with advice, the DVD is applicable to both beginners and more experienced climbers. Finally it’s time to really learn how to equalize that belay!! Skills and techniques shown cover the full range of rock-climbing styles practised in the UK.

Reflecting the variety of climbing available in Britain, we filmed on an amazingly diverse range of crags including Gogarth, Dinas Cromlech, Carreg Wastad, Pen Trwyn and the Roaches.

rock climbing essentials

Technical chapters expand on the film's core messages:

Abseiling
Runners and ropework
Bouldering
Emergencies
Sport climbing
Access and conservation
Equipment care

Together, the film and technical chapters provide over three hours of indispensable advice. Someone said it was the best of the series.


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