Safety

Belay Devices

    There are three main styles of belay device: tube style, autoblocking, and figure 8. Each have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. The most basic and widespread are the tube style belay devices such as the Black Diamond ATC … Read More

How to Belay

    Learning to belay is the single most important thing about beginning to climb. Belaying is what keeps climbing safe. The techniques used are incredibly simple and very important. The first rule of belaying is never take your hand off … Read More

Rock Climbing Safety

Rock Climbing Safety     Rock climbing is dangerous. The single most important aspect of climbing is safety. If you are not being completely safety conscious you are risking both your life and the life of your partner. There are many … Read More