Articles - Starting Out - Technique and training
Posted: 31 Jan 2012
Climbing a big wall, such as El Capitan, is many climbers dream but the skills needed are very different from your usual cragging. In the first of this two-part series climbing instructor Mark Reeves explains the basics you'll need to get to grip with - aid climbing, belays, hauling and jumaring.
Posted: 30 Jan 2012
Stuck in a rut with your climbing or struggling to push on with the grades? Personal coaching is available from some of the UK's top climbers and it's not just elite athletes that can benefit from it. Andy McCue tries out a Masterclass with Neil Gresham to find out if it really does work for mortals too...
Posted: 25 May 2011
In our regular series of quick tips to help you get more out of your indoor climbing wall sessions, the guys at Rock Over Climbing in Manchester show you three ways to build stamina using the bouldering wall.
Posted: 06 Apr 2011
Britain's finest sport climber, Steve McClure, talks to Neil Gresham about training programmes, building endurance, improving technique and tactics for pushing your grade.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011
In this Masterclass, Neil Gresham gives 15 essential training tips for beginners...
Posted: 01 Feb 2011
Can’t crack the comps? In this exclusive feature Jamie Maddison goes over the many ways to perform at your best for those just starting out in the scary world of competition climbing.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010
A Climber Book Club review Mark Reeves' new technique and training book How to Climb Harder.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010
Mountain guide and climbing instructor Libby Peter shows you a simple way of setting up your first ever climb outdoors without using loads of kit.
Posted: 21 Jul 2010
In this brief photo guide we'll show you the ropes on how to tie the double figure of eight knot, used to tie the rope into your harness when rock climbing.
Posted: 06 Apr 2010
The experts at Plas y Brenin answer questions from Climber readers. Here Stuart McAlese, British mountain guide and senior instructor at Plas y Brenin, looks at how to break into the magical E1 grade.