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Building Your Trad Climbing Rack | Climbing Daily Ep.861

On this week’s Friday Gear Show, Matt was unleashed on the EpicTV Shop’s big wall of shiny gear to pick some items that you might need for your trad rack. There is a vast array of gear out there designed to fit into every size crack or hole, but we are focusing on the first few items you need. Remember to comment below with your trad rack set up for you're chance to win a Wild Country Friend. If you want to check out the gear in the video, click the links below:

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Building Your Trad Climbing Rack | Climbing Daily Ep.861

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Glenmore Lodge - How to trad climb

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Al Halewood takes you through all the important things you need to know about traditional lead climbing.

Danger: Louis Parkinson Tries Trad Climbing

Yes that's right, on part three of our Louis Vs Canada series he has a go at trad climbing. Usually known for powerful dynos, without using his feet, how will Louis cope with crack climbing and fiddly trad gear?

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Essentials of Climbing: Trad Climbing

Trad is short for traditional climbing, or the very origins of the sport where determined men figured out how to attack sheer rock faces with harnesses, ropes and pitons. In this fun and informative video, Eastern Mountain Sports Brand Ambassador and professional climber Joe Kinder breaks down the evolution of trad climbing with a special emphasis on how far the gear has advanced. Special thanks to TNF athlete Emily Harrington for showing the world how trad climbing is done.

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How to lead a trad route

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How To Build And Equalise A Trad Climbing Anchor | Climbing Daily Ep.1174

During the recent Arc'teryx Big Mountain Weekend we had a masterclass from Mountain Guide Adrian Nelhams on anchor building. On todays show we look at the specifics of building an anchor and how to equalise it using the rope.

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How To Build And Equalise A Trad Climbing Anchor | Climbing Daily Ep.1174

Rock Climbing The Coffin in Little Cottonwood Canyon - 5.9 Trad Route

The Top Three Trad Routes of 2015 | Climbing Daily, Ep. 628

Coming up to the end of the year we are counting down the best climbs of 2015. Today we look at trad climbing from France, to The USA and Britain. We check out the best of what 2015 had to offer in trad climbing.

The show includes trad demi-gods such as Tommy Caldwell, Pamela Pack and Tom Randall, but who will be number 1?

The Top Three Trad Routes of 2015 | Climbing Daily, Ep. 628

FREE - Big Wall Climbing in Yosemite with Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein

La Sportiva athlete Jorg Verhoeven makes the annual pilgrimage to Yosemite, California to attempt the 2nd free ascent of The Dihedral Wall (VI 5.14a) on El Capitan. This time, Jorg brings his wife, Katha Saurwein along, teaching her the ropes on her very own big wall free climb, The Final Frontier (5.13-) on the Fifi Buttress.

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When you take a boulderer Trad climbing...

Full HD on the way, once YouTube catches up :)
12/07/13 - Indi Leads Red Flag (HS 4C) at Limekilns.

I wish I hadn't told him to stop recording. His belay rig and technique was hilarious. At the moment I was just about to top out 2nding I spotted the conversation went like this;

So Indi, how many hands do you have on the rope just now?
Emm says Indi as he looks around the top out the crag. None
Yeah so that's quite bad I replied.
Shit, sorry buddy

Hahahahaha class


Kevin Jorgeson on the 2nd ascent of one of England's hard traditional routes, The Groove E11. From the full-length film PROGRESSION, available at

So... What Do Climbing Grades Even Mean? | Climbing Daily Ep.889

On today's Friday Gear Show we're taking a look at some of the different climbing grading systems that are used around the world. We're going to be de-coding the numbers, and explaining why different countries use different grades. We're also going to be giving away a prize, so make sure you comment below the episode.

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So... What Do Climbing Grades Even Mean? | Climbing Daily Ep.889

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Joe Möhle climbs Life Enhancement program, F8a+ on gear...

In this video we see South African climber Joe Möhle make the first Trad ascent of a sport route that he bolted at a sandstone sport crag, The Hole, near Cape Town.
The route, called Life Enhancement program, is F8a+ to climb on bolts, and involves a really steep and impressive bit of roof climbing - placing a cam from double toe hooks whilst hanging completely upside down.
The Hole crag is one of a few steep sandstone sport crags that surround Cape Town, an area with exceptional climbing in a beautiful setting.
Many thanks for this video to Outward Ventures (Wild Country's South African distributor) and especially to Jonathan Joseph who made the video and Garth McIntosh the editor....cheers guys!

Crack School Episode 5 - Gear and Gear Placement - by Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker

Wild Country 'Crack School' is a series of six short videos designed to utilise the skills and knowledge of Wild Country climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker to give an introduction to basics of crack climbing. Over six episodes the guys cover all widths of crack: Fingers, Hands, Fists and Offwidths as well as looking at the skills of gear placement and taping up.
Designed for those who know next to nothing about crack climbing and who want to make their first steps, the videos are made to illustrate what the guys think are the most pertinent points for starting out on each size of crack. They look at how to use hands and feet in the crack as well as gear and overall tips on technique and the way to approach each type of crack.
This video is all about gear and gear placement.

Summer Solstice In Wales - A Trad Climbing Journey

The idea was simple, four super strong rock climbers on a trad-climbing trip to South Wales.

Jacopo Larcher, Barbara Zangerl, Roland Hemetzberger and Lara Neumeier head to Pembroke, a stunning coastline climbing venue with some very hard and beautiful Trad routes. Each one of them will find their personal project and battle for the send putting aside fear and adverse conditions.

The long days of the summer solstice in North Europe helps their desire for exploring, climbing and having fun with friends.

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Summer Solstice In Wales - A Trad Climbing Journey

Little Corner - Multipitch Trad Climb in Linville Gorge, NC

How to build a Trad Anchor with Beth Rodden

Beth Rodden show three different scenarios for building a trad anchor using the rope or Metolius Equalizer.

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Czech Trad Climbing - 150 Feet With No Metal Pro

Trad Czech climbing. Climbers do not use bolts, hexes, cams, friends and chalk. They are protected only by knots tied on small pieces of rope placed inside cracks. Climber here missed all six bolts on his way up! He placed more than 10 knots as protection.
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Hardest Limestone Trad Route In Peak Finally Climbed By Tom Randall | Climbing Daily, Ep. 585

On today's show we talk to trad beast Tom Randall after his epic first ascent of 'Final Round'. The route is on Ilam Rock, in Dovedale in the Peak District, UK. Tom has given the route the grade of HXS 8a+/b, and is believed to be the hardest limestone Trad Route in the Peak District.

Tom is sponsored by 5/10 Climbing Shoes.

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Hardest Limestone Trad Route In Peak Finally Climbed By Tom Randall | Climbing Daily, Ep. 585

Rock Climbing - building a belay using the rope

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Glenmore Lodge instructor Derek Bain demonstrates how to construct a multi point anchor using the rope. Glenmore Lodge offer a range of summer climbing courses from May to October and winter climbing from January to March. We offer everything from complete beginner courses through to bespoke guiding trips on routes of your choice.



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