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Belaying With a Munter Hitch

ACMG guide Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to have in your tool belt in the event you ever drop or forget your belay device.
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Video: How to belay on a multi-pitch

How to belay on a multi pitch climb a.k.a. top down belaying. How to set up a belay on the top of a pitch to belay your second up using a guide style “autoblocking” belay device.  
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Arc’teryx Spring 2014 Launch

Check out the newest gear from Arc’teryx. “It might be dark still, it might be cold, but spring is waking up. The grey of winter gives way to the rebirth of colour. Outside is alive again. Fill your lungs with the kind of air that you can only find in the wild. Time
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An everyday rack of trad gear

Dane Lexie gives an “overview of my modest climbing rack. This is what I carry most for the area in which I climb. This video is not intended to be a shopping list for new-to-trad climbers.This video is just showcasing the least amount of gear I will take with me to the
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The DMM Rhino

The DMM Rhino was designed with sport climbers needs in mind. From DMM: After observing how sport climbers were modifying their belay biners with rubber bungs to prevent cross-loading with certain belay devices, we came up with a cleaner, simple, solution. The horn prevents
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Service Bulletin for inspection of Mammut and Snowpulse avalanche airbags

Follow-up inspections have shown that there is a possible assembly problem affecting individual Mammut and Snowpulse avalanche airbags from the Winter 2011/2012 and Winter 2012/2013 production seasons. The problem is an improperly screwed in connector between the deployment
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Sterling Recalls Sewn Cords

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.   Units About 9,200 in the U.S. and 480 in Canada Description This recall involves four models of Sterling Rope’s sewn cords which
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The New Grivel Twin-Gate Biner

Watch Stevie Haston demonstrate the new Grivel Twin-Gate.
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What to Pack on an Alpine Climb

See what Mark and Janelle Smiley took on their failed attempt on the Cassin Ridge on Denali. A big part of what to bring, is what you leave behind. They stripped everything down to the bare minimum to keep the packs light and moving fast. What’s in the pack? from Mark
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