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Equalising Anchor points and building abseils

Equalising anchor points There are a million (well maybe not a million) ways to build trad anchors for every occasion, whether it’s to set up a belay or for abseiling. The aim of this article is to introduce a few different methods. Firstly equalising two pieces of gear. The video below shows a nice tidy way of doing so with two anchor points, however this can also be extended to 3 anchor points whereby you do an overhand across both “v-shapes” you’ve constructed. http://howtoclimbharder.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/5041467118_ae036de670_o.jpg Video on equalising anchors: https://www.ukclimbing.com/videos/play.php?i=2964 However ... read more

Tying Prusiks and Abseiling

Abseiling is an important skill to have, especially as you need to be able to abseil when going sea cliff climbing as getting to the crag requires abbing in. Abseiling requires a piece of prusik cord (usually of diameter 4-5mm) of length approximately 1.2-1.5m. Usually you can purchase prusik cord in bulk (i.e. you chose the length you want to purchase) and you can then cut it yourself. This is best done by keeping the bit you want to cut really stiff and wrapping a bit of tape around it ... read more

Freshers 2016 Is Coming!

It's coming to that time of year again when we get to meet lots of lovely new faces..... FRESHERS!! This is everything we will be getting up to over the next few weeks. Bunfight Wed 28th September, 10:30am-17:00pm, Union Southampton Building This is the big event when all the clubs and societies of the university will be waiting for all the super keen freshers to come and sign-up. If you want to know about the club come along, grab a flyer, and have a chat with us. Our committee will ... read more

SUMC year so far!

(pic: casual crushing at Boiler Slab, Gower) Hello everyone new and old to SUMC 2015/16! We've had a fantastic start to the year so far with huge turnouts on our first two fresher’s meets and our first trip to Wales this year. Fresher's 1 was great start to the year. Top-form throughout with fresher’s doing excellent and our more experienced members such as Princess successfully beasting an E1! Former pres Spoon finally met his match in a game of touch the cup ending in an outright victory. Fresher's 2 was ... read more

AGM 2015 - Committee Positions Part 3

Here goes... The final installment of committee jobs up for grabs at this year's AGM. Don't forget, be there at 7pm Wed 25th Feb! Gear Sec The dream job for the gear-obsessed climbing nerd! The club owns LOADS of gear and your job is to make sure it's where it needs to be and that it's in a fit state for use. You'll need to be pretty organised, making sure stuff that's dropped off late after a weekend makes its way back to stores before it's needed for the next ... read more