Browsing Archive: August, 2020

Top Rope Kit List

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, In : Top Tips 

 If you want go climbing outside then top roping is a safe option without too much of an outlay. There are some things you’ll need, as well as knowing where to go.

Just like when you climb indoors you’ll need a harness, some climbing shoes and a belay device. Outside there are also many reasons (of various sizes but all quite hard!) to wear a helmet and very few not to. So wear one.

Ropes: You’ll need a dynamic (slightly stretchy) rope to climb on and a static (not stretchy) rope to r...


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Top Roping Venues

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, In : Top Tips 

If you have the skills to rig your own top ropes for climbing outside you just need to know where to head.  Before we get stuck in to the options its worth talking ethics – we all need to share the crags, don’t hog a line all day. Give way to climbers leading a route, they wont be on it for long and only rig the line you’re climbing on if the crag is busy.

Here’s my top spots to head to in South Wales for top rope climbing:

Pobbles:

This little bay sits alongside Three Cliffs and ...


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