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Carabiner and bolt interaction

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.

18 May, 2015

Destination Bornholm

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.

03 April, 2015

Lowering-off a sport route

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.

15 January, 2015

Clipping Bolts: Part 2

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.

30 September, 2014

Clipping Bolts: Part 1

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.

21 July, 2014

Destination Frankenjura

The limestone crags of the Frankenjura are synonymous with world-class sport climbing. Wolfgang Gullich made it his home and it's where the term redpoint originated. The accompanying video gives a valuable insight for first-time visiting climbers.          

10 January, 2013