DMM Cam Maintenance

28 November, 2016

As with any technical item of climbing equipment the performance and lifespan of DMM cams will benefit from regular cleaning and inspection.

Leo's guide to nuts

02 September, 2015

Leo Houlding details some of the special features and benefits of DMM's passive protection range - commonly referred to as nuts - picking out a few of his favourite pieces.

Carabiner and bolt interaction

18 May, 2015

A video looking at how carabiners can interact with fixed protection, such as bolts, and how good design can help ensure they are used in their strongest orientation.

Destination Bornholm

03 April, 2015

Denmark isn't known for its crags or high mountains. But its easternmost territory, Bornholm Island, makes a great climbing holiday destination, offering both single pitch trad and sport climbing. In early June 2014, DMM visited Bornholm for an informal get together with a few of its European distributors and climbers.

Lowering-off a sport route

15 January, 2015

If you're transitioning from indoor walls to sport climbing at the crag then you will need to know how to safely thread a lower-off anchor. Ben Bransby takes you through a couple of methods.

Climbing the Matterhorn

01 January, 2015

Mountains don't come much more iconic than the Matterhorn. Mountain guide, Dougal Tavener, outlines what is involved and how best to prepare for tackling its Hörnli Ridge.

Scrambling rope work and equipment

30 October, 2014

Supported by DMM and presented by AMI, BMC TV has just launched a series of six videos highlighting the rope work and knowledge that is useful in tackling a technical scramble.

Clipping Bolts: Part 2

30 September, 2014

In this second video on clipping bolts Emma Twyford highlights how efficient clipping can make all the difference between redpoint success and failure. She also explains what is meant by back-clipping a quickdraw and how it could have serious consequences.

Big wall reality

08 September, 2014

The follow-up to 'Big Wall Dreaming'. Andrew Cherry and Stefan Morris, arrive in Yosemite and set-off on their first big wall: El Cap's 3,000 foot Triple Direct route. Did they realise their dream and did it match their expectations?

Big wall dreaming

22 August, 2014

Andrew Cherry and Stefan Morris are simply your everyman climbers with the dream of climbing El Cap. Although they're big wall virgins they've been doing plenty of training and preparation for their trip.

Maximising the potential of marginal protection

15 August, 2014

In March 2014 Ben Bransby made the 2nd ascent of Baron Greenback (E9) at Wimberry Rocks. Ben took steps to reduce any potential loading on the marginal protection by using ripstop extenders, skinny ropes, Revolver carabiners and asking for a 'soft catch' from the belayer.

Clipping Bolts: Part 1

21 July, 2014

Ben Bransby has plenty of useful information in this first part of a two-part video on clipping bolts, safely and efficiently. Starting with the anatomy of a sport climbing biner and the standout features, Ben then moves on to how to correctly clip a bolt and whether it’s it's best to clip when you're close to the bolt or as soon as it's within reach.

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