Good knowledge and understanding of the basic climbing equipment is important to ensure a safe and enjoyable climb.
A feature article teaching the basics to climbing including lead climbing, speed climbing and bouldering.
While there are almost 4,000 types of climbing knots recorded in the sport, there are you only seven basic knots that you will need to know by heart.
Bouldering is a good training activity for new climbers to build strength and form. It is basically rock climbing without the use of ropes and walls are no more than 6.1m high.