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climber resting in kneebar

How to kneebar

Besides allowing you to cop a no-hands rest, a kneebar can also free up a hand to clip or make an otherwise difficult reach. This is how you do it.

climber resting on route

How to rest on route

Whether you climb 5.11 or 5.13, being able to rest on route can make the difference between a send and flail.

climber leading trad route

Essential skills needed in trad climbing

When honing their craft, new tradsters usually focus on their gear skills, but there’s more to trad climbing than being able to place nuts and cams.

hikers in canyon

14 ways you can lighten your backpack

There’s no reason to lug a heavy backpack. Lighten your load with these 14 tried and tested weight-saving tactics.

trail runner

How to transition from road to trail running

Learn all you need to know about adapting your technique, pace and conditioning for trail running.

runner ascending Lions Head at night

9 tips for trail running at night

Running at night can be both rewarding and challenging. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of those after dark sessions.

climber leading trad route

How to lead on trad gear

Before you rope up for your first trad lead, you need to know how to place and extend gear. Here’s how it is done.

One climber spots another

Essential spotting techniques for bouldering

Besides lowering the risk of injury, solid spotting skills can give your climbing partners the confidence they need to push their limits

climber falling

How to overcome a fear of falling

Conquering your fear of falling is the most important thing you can do to improve your climbing and have more fun.