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How to belay

Knowing how to belay well can help keep your partner safe and inspire them to climb at their best. Learn how to give a good catch.

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Redpoint tactics for sending projects

Up your game with redpoint tactics that will allow you to climb harder. A strategy and process for working projects right at your limit.

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How to stay hydrated during endurance sports

Everything an athlete needs to know about H20, electrolytes, and performance hydration.

ultralight tarp pitched in A-frame configuration

Knots and techniques for rigging tarps

Erecting a tarp is not as simple as pitching a freestanding tent, but a taut pitch is possible if you know these knots and techniques.

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How to layer outdoor clothing

An effective layering system will keep you warm and dry regardless of the conditions and level of activity.

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How to lead climb

The time for top-roping is over. Learn to lead and become a fully fledged climber. This article gives you everything you need to know.

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How to extend trad gear

It’s important to extend trad gear to reduce rope drag and prevent the rope from tugging gear out of place. Here’s how you use alpine draws and slings.

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How to pack a cooler

Keep your perishables chilled for longer with these 9 tried and tested tips for packing a cooler and preserving ice.

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Rock climbing tips for beginners

These top tips sum up the twelve most important things that beginner climbers need to know to grow in their new hobby.