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Belay devices, Descenders, Ascenders & Pulleys.
You know they make sense!
All sorts of shapes, sizes and designs of harnesses.
Also known as Carabiners, Krabs, Crabs, Snaplinks and 'Biners.
A quickdraw is the vital link between the climber's rope and the gear. They can be bought made up with two karabiners and the connecting tape or "extender" and extenders are also available separately.
Passive Protection - No moving parts crack protection that relies on the wedge-shape of the device to work. These will only work in wedge shaped cracks.
AKA Friends. Active Protection - Complex devices that use springs, cables and cams, which enable protection of parallel sided and even slightly flared cracks.
Proddler / Broddler / Firkler / NutKey / Nut Extractor.....
Marking tape for gear in far more colours that you can find in your local ironmongers.
Slings, Extenders & Daisy Chains.
Climbing tat by the metre, ie Cord and Tape cut off the reel.
Climbing, Scrambling & Static Ropes & Accessories.
Ropebags are a good way of carrying your rope without the bore of having to coil it, whilst at the same time keeping it tangle-free and clean. Mainly used for sport climbing.
When it comes to gear racking, some people love bandoliers, some hate them, but if you get into aid climbing you'll certainly need one or two....
Specialist Big Wall Hardwear, Haulbags & Portaledges. Also Clipsticks!
Pegs (aka Pitons), Peg Racks and Peg Hammers.
Clip Sticks are primarily designed for clipping a quickdraw into the first bolt of a sport route from the ground but they can also be used for by-passing tricky aid sections and brushing up highball boulder problems.
Chalk, Chalkbags, Bouldering Brushes & Finger Tape.
Also known as Bouldering Mats, Crash Pads etc. Includes bouldering mat accessories.
Taping up is not much practiced in the UK where gritstone jamming scars are worn with pride, but is common in the USA where several hundred feet of hand-sized granite crack is the norm.
Get yourself well-honed! Finger Strengtheners, Finger Boards, Campus Rungs and Bolt-on Holds.
Rockshoes for climbers of all abilities and experience.
Equipment for scaling alpine ladder and cableways.
Equipment for descending canyons.
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