Tomáš Kalenda

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Using Your Rope in the Anchor

It's not uncommon for us to get up to an anchor point only to find that we've left our cordellete on our partner's harness or to find that it is …

Quickdraw Comparison: Petzl, DMM, Black Diamond

Making sense of quickdraws can be messy. We’re here to help.<p>There’s a lot to choose from when it comes to quickdraws, so today we’re gonna give you …

Climbing

AMGA VIDEO: How To Build An Anchor With Two Slings And Three Pieces

In Part 4 of our 12-part series, learn how to build your anchor with less.

Scrambling skills: the grades explained

New to scrambling? The first step to becoming a rock-hopping pro is to know thy enemy. In part one of our scrambling skills guide, we demystify the …

Indirect, Redirect and Direct Belays

Most climbers know intrinsically that there are a few of different methods that a climber might use to belay from the top. These are indirect belays, …

Essential Winter Skills: Walking With an Ice Axe

UKHillwalking is featuring a series of articles on key hillwalking skills in association with Mountain Training. Here mountaineering and skiing …

Alpine skills: how to speed up

Heading to the Alps this summer? It's time to leave the kitchen sink at home and think fast and light. Baggy Richards and Steve Long are here to help …

25+ Ways To Be A Better Belayer

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>1997<p>2K<p>SHARES<p>Climbers are constantly trying to increase their strength and improve climbing technique, while belaying …

Learn This: How To Climb Finger Cracks

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Cruising the perfect hand crack is a joyous feeling. But when it narrows to fingers, the real battle begins—even hand-crack …

Climbing

Essential Skills: Auto-Blocking Belay Devices

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>12<p>12<p>SHARES<p>Belay transitions can be the real time-suck of multi-pitch climbing. Exchanging gear, restacking the rope, …

Learn This: Save Yourself An Ascent With The Pre-Threaded Toprope

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>43<p>43<p>SHARES<p>You're climbing outdoors with novice friends, and you want to rig a toprope from a fixed-chain anchor. …

Learn This: Auto-Blocking Munter

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>212<p>212<p>SHARES<p><b>Add one extra biner to a Munter hitch for guide mode</b><p>Every climber should be familiar with the Munter, a …

Essential Skills: Safe Lowering

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>0<p>SHARES<p><b>Prevent accidents with best practices for clear communication</b><p>Lowering a climbing partner is one of the most …

Solo Alpinism Climbing alone soloist ACT Corpet

Mountain is hazardous.<br>Rock climbing is dangerous.<br>Climbing alone is even more dangerous (e.g., Serious Accident.<br>I use to climb integral solo without …