Precise preparation is indispensable to fully enjoy your climbing day or holiday. The right choice of difficulty of the climbing route, precise tour planning and the right equipment as well as consideration of safety aspects on site are essential for a safe climbing tour with rich experiences.
Comprehensive information on:
Weather forecast and the current situation (snow, ice, wetness, …)
Entrance and exit
Always choose your routes and climbing facilities with a view to your own skills and those of your partner. Print out the right topographical map in advance and take it along for climbing.
Securing equipment both partners are familiar with
10 - 15 express slings (depending on terrain)
At least 1 band sling per person
At least 3 closure snap hooks
Climbing rope, with a length suitable for the climbing facility/garden
Magnesium and bag
Small first-aid kit
Mobile phone (charged!)
Advice & notes
A rope bag protects the rope and extends its service life.
Flip-flops or similar are practical for climbing breaks.
Tape can be helpful at smaller skin tears.
Mark the halfway point of your rope to avoid having too little rope left for roping down.
About 50% of all climbers start their sport on an artificial wall instead of in the rock. However, rock climbing requires more demanding securing techniques and there are risks that a climbing hall will hardly offer.
Climbing is not the same as climbing – Due to this, Climbers Paradise has decided to produce a climbing technique video series that permits safe passage from the climbing hall to the rock.
Angy Eiter, four-fold world champion, and Mike Gabl, the technical leader of Climbers Paradise, will tell you what to observe when climbing in the rock in their videos.
The following subjects are covered in the video sequences:
Stepping and gripping
Motion sequence: controlledly static or fluidly dynamic
Toe hooks and heel hooks
Presentation of securing equipment
Fall/dynamic securing behaviour
Objective dangers and risks that will hardly occur in the hall
'Hard facts' in the climbing garden (rock quality, wall structure, hook quality, etc.)
Securing and falling behaviour in the rock wall
New rope technique 'Re-threading at the deflection point' (Swiss and French method)
This climbing technique video series is targeted at beginners who have practiced in the hall and want to try their first steps on the rock, as well as to experienced climbers who want to update their know-how.