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Andy Kirkpatrick


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There is a huge amount of info in these pages, covering many aspects of climbing. You can scroll through the articles below, or you the search bar to find the correct content.

Top Stepping image

Top Stepping

Aid & Big wall

It’s all in the feet image

It’s all in the feet

Winter Climbing tips

Stuck Ropes image

Stuck Ropes

Descent

Sleep Tight image

Sleep Tight

Gear Bivy

Guide Plate Escaping image

Guide Plate Escaping

Rack & hardware

Sole Power image

Sole Power

Gear Clothing

Ropes image

Ropes

Descent

The arm test image

The arm test

Winter Climbing tips

Cold Hands image

Cold Hands

Gear Clothing

Big Nuts image

Big Nuts

Gear Rack

Stick It image

Stick It

Gear Clothing

Ice Hook Racking image

Ice Hook Racking

Rack & hardware

The Haul Line image

The Haul Line

Aid & Big wall

Beaks image

Beaks

Aid & Big wall

One Mitt sytem image

One Mitt sytem

Winter Climbing tips

The Fifi Hook image

The Fifi Hook

Rack & hardware

Rap Anchors image

Rap Anchors

Descent

Rope soloing 101 part 4 image

Rope soloing 101 part 4

Technique Rope Soloing

Beyond Single Pitch image

Beyond Single Pitch

Gear Clothing

Snow Anchors image

Snow Anchors

Descent

Smash image

Smash

Food

Top Down image

Top Down

Gear Bivy

hooking image

hooking

Winter Climbing tips

Get your ice hooks out image

Get your ice hooks out

Technique Rack & hardware

Living On The Wall image

Living On The Wall

Aid & Big wall

Escape image

Escape

Descent

Advanced Hex Placements image

Advanced Hex Placements

Rack & hardware

Descent image

Descent

Descent

Waterproof Truths image

Waterproof Truths

Gear Clothing

How Many Screwgates? image

How Many Screwgates?

Rack & hardware

Should We Wear Helmets image

Should We Wear Helmets

Rack & hardware

Best in Cam image

Best in Cam

Rack & hardware

Testing image

Testing

Aid & Big wall

Shifting Stubborn Gear image

Shifting Stubborn Gear

Rack & hardware

The Killer Alpine Pack image

The Killer Alpine Pack

Gear Rucksacks

Ice pro tips image

Ice pro tips

Rack & hardware

A tap for luck image

A tap for luck

Winter Climbing tips

Staying Alive image

Staying Alive

Survival

Day Food image

Day Food

Food

Rap Tat image

Rap Tat

Descent

Nan image

Nan

Food

Spooning image

Spooning

Gear Bivy

Overreacher image

Overreacher

Aid & Big wall

Top Nuts image

Top Nuts

Gear Rack

Rope soloing 101 part 1 image

Rope soloing 101 part 1

Technique Rope Soloing

The Body Belay image

The Body Belay

Ropework

Dot to Dot image

Dot to Dot

Winter Climbing tips

Gimme Shelter image

Gimme Shelter

Gear Bivy

Petzl E+lite image

Petzl E+lite

Reviews

Ice Anchors image

Ice Anchors

Descent

The Belay Jacket image

The Belay Jacket

Gear Clothing

Paint It Black image

Paint It Black

Photography

Getting The Shot image

Getting The Shot

Photography

The Fifi Hook image

The Fifi Hook

Aid & Big wall

The Snake Cord image

The Snake Cord

Rack & hardware

Rock Rack image

Rock Rack

Gear Rack

Axe Leashes image

Axe Leashes

Winter Climbing tips

Ultra Violet image

Ultra Violet

Survival

Micro Gas Stoves image

Micro Gas Stoves

Gear Stoves

Switching ends image

Switching ends

Technique Ropework

Sawn off hooks image

Sawn off hooks

Winter Climbing tips

Wired image

Wired

Gear Rack

Staying Alive This Winter image

Staying Alive This Winter

Technique Scotland

Winter comfort tips image

Winter comfort tips

Gear Clothing

Double UP image

Double UP

Gear Bivy

Winter Climbing Booster image

Winter Climbing Booster

Rack & hardware

X- Packs image

X- Packs

Gear Rucksacks

Making Do image

Making Do

Rack & hardware

Climbing On Fixed Heads image

Climbing On Fixed Heads

Aid & Big wall

High Hot Feet image

High Hot Feet

Gear Clothing

The Wonders of Wool image

The Wonders of Wool

Gear Clothing

The Daisy Chain image

The Daisy Chain

Gear Rack

Heavy Loads image

Heavy Loads

Descent

Grade Breakthrough image

Grade Breakthrough

Winter Climbing tips

Racking Your Nuts image

Racking Your Nuts

Rack & hardware

Tent Bound image

Tent Bound

Technique Bivy

Four Thousand Pull Ups image

Four Thousand Pull Ups

Aid & Big wall Technique

Gorilla Aid image

Gorilla Aid

Aid & Big wall

Feathered Facts image

Feathered Facts

Gear Bivy

Sling Racking image

Sling Racking

Rack & hardware

In Focus image

In Focus

Photography

DIY Mixed Hook image

DIY Mixed Hook

Rack & hardware

winter Rack image

winter Rack

Gear Rack

Which nuts to buy image

Which nuts to buy

Rack & hardware

Bad Anchors image

Bad Anchors

Descent

Winter Slings image

Winter Slings

Winter Climbing tips

Daisy chain Q&A image

Daisy chain Q&A

Aid & Big wall