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Your First Trad Rack What you need on your trad rack depends on where, and what sort of routes, you climb. (Someone who only climbs routes of up to twenty-metres in the Peak District will have a...
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Pembrokeshire is known by climbers around the world for the quality of the trad climbing spread along the many miles of its coastline. However, tucked away up in the north of this county there is a...
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My son Tom has been climbing for about three years now. Over this time whilst meeting and chatting to other parents on the youth competition circuit, it became quite apparent that quite a few had t...
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Pembroke Pembrokeshire, or simply Pembroke as its known to climbers, is a county in the far south west of Wales in the UK. Pembroke is home to hundreds of pitches of world class trad climbing, s...
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Im Lisa Alhadeff. 26 Years old, 170cm, ape neutral and 62 kilograms of highly motivated, highly strung, enthusiastic, silly, practically-minded, sieve-brained, attention-seeking individual. I lo...
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It had seemed like a good idea Every year the Arcteryx Alpine Academy rolls into Chamonix bringing with it masterclasses taught by athletes and guides. From high altitude mountaineering to rock ...
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Fancy a beer? A text message that is seldom ignored. Matt pops over for a catch up and while we chat, remembers something. Across the table slides a jumble of anodised green steel. I look up, an...
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At first, I hated the Quantum VCS. The fit was simply wrong, it was too wide at the front; I felt like I haul at the straps to make them fit snugly.They felt clumpy and over built. They just werent...
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I was recentlyasked by EpicTV if I could review a pair of climbing shoes. Late one night, I met with EpicTV presenter, Matt, on a dark street corner and the exchange was made. In the half light, I ...
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La Sportiva describes the Maverink as a customizable No-Edge Technology slipper designed to deliver technical performance for younger climbers while reducing constricting forces on the foot. Whilst...
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Ive made it to the final week before our trip to Font. Its been a long January, and after writing a paper over Christmas its feeling like a long time since the last holiday. Climbing has been somet...
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Im getting used to the diary writing now, and I hope that its provided some entertainment. Its easy to look around me at the other people training at the wall, who all seem very together, andfeel q...
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Hello Again Here is the second week of my diary, another week in the life of me, Lisa Alhadeff. It was with some trepidation that I sent the first week off to EpicTV as I had some concerns about...
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