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Watch How to Make Your Own Stick Clip

We’ve all been there, stood at the bottom of a crag wishing we could clip the first bolt before we start our route.

This is often the case when there are tough, bouldery moves at the start of a route or an awkward landing beneath the climb.

Maybe you left the clip stick at home, maybe you never thought you’d need one. Don’t despair though, because now you can make your own whenever it’s required.

Top climber Jonathan Siegrist has been sport climbing long enough to know a trick or two and in this video he shows us how to clip the first bolt using nothing more than a stick, a stone and a little ingenuity.

He’s even got you covered if the quickdraw is already in place thanks to some deft rope work.

So sit back, have a watch and in just two minutes you’ll know everything you need to convince your friends that you’re a clip stick wizard.