Anatomy of a carabiner

Non-locking carabiners are a fundamental part of any climbers rack, so you should take time to become familiar with the factors that affect performance before making your selection.

02 August, 2012

Behind the camera

Everyone is a photographer these days, so we thought we'd ask professional snapper, Ray Wood, who documented our recent Frankenjura trip in stills and video, to reflect on how we can get the most from our day to day photography.

11 June, 2012

Knotting Dyneema®?

A question we get asked at DMM is why is knotting Dyneema® (Dynatec) to make your own slings strongly not recommended. It may be possible to achieve quite high breaking strengths using specific knots but that is only part of the picture.

27 March, 2012

Improvisation - Lark's Foot or Basket Hitch?

If you are improvising to avoid cross-loading a carabiner over an edge is it better to use a lark's foot or a basket hitch?

28 December, 2011

Carabiners and potential rope damage

There is an important reason when using quickdraws, for being consistent in which carabiner of the pair is used for clipping the protection. Failing to do so could mean damaging your rope or worse.

10 November, 2011

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