This technique guide focuses on gym climbing, for you to learn and/or review basic top rope and lead climbing techniques, including tying into the rope, the partner check, fundamental belay techniques, and how to clip the rope properly.
Sport climbers or belayers: this booklet is for you! It covers the basics of sport climbing. What gear to bring? How to belay properly? Which errors to avoid while climbing? What is the sequence to set up the rope for lowering from the top of the route? What to do if I don’t reach the top of the route? ...Find all of our tips in this ACCESS BOOK.
This booklet does not cover multi-pitch or trad climbing.
This fourth booklet is dedicated to ice climbing. We address technical aspects of the activity such as equipment choice, ice screw placement, progression, building a belay or making a V-thread. What sets this activity apart is its environment: ice. Apart from technique, ice climbing requires significant experience to better understand ice quality and formation; this topic is not covered in this booklet.
This third booklet presents techniques for progression on via ferrata with lanyards. Often seen as an easily accessible activity, via ferrata remains a risky activity that requires training, as with any other vertical endeavor.