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Autumn rocks: we've got you covered for Covid-19

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06/10/2021

As Europe reopens for travel, BMC Travel Insurance has got you covered for Covid-19.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

20 things NOT to do on your first sport climbing holiday

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12/09/2017

Pros from Steve McClure to Jim Pope and instructors including Jon Gupta and Rich Mayfield offer their top tips of what NOT to do on your first sport climbing holiday. Even sponsored heroes and mountain guides were beginners, once...
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The best crags in Europe for family adventures

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22/08/2017

It's not easy keeping everyone happy on a family holiday, and a climbing holiday is no different! You need both easy climbs and something for grown-ups, plus plenty of fun stuff to do on days or afternoons off. Sarah Stirling rounds up the best places and crags to go on a family climbing holiday.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb 6a: top ten tips

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27/07/2017

Climb grade 5 outdoor sport routes, but want to progress? Getting solid and comfortable climbing 6a will open up a lot of crags to you. But how do you start pushing your comfort zone, and what should you focus on?
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The 6 Best European DWS destinations that aren’t Mallorca!

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20/07/2017

The popularity of deep water soloing (DWS) continues to attract many thrill-seekers to the mecca that is Mallorca. But what about all the other prime coastlines in Europe? We've rounded up six of the best alternative destinations full of locals psyched for climbing above the sea.
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SKILLS

How to climb 8a in 10 easy steps

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14/07/2017

So you’ve breached the 7a barrier, but what’s next? It might seem like a lofty goal, but maybe it’s time to give 8a a serious think. All you need is the right 8a, a shot of determination (not the vodka kind), and to read this 10 easy steps on how to climb 8a from BMC ambassador James McHaffie.
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Where to break your sport grade barrier

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11/04/2017

Dreaming of big numbers this year? We reveal six sizzling holiday rock destinations that will send your grade through the roof. Whether your sight is on 6b or you're aching for 8a, here are Steve McClure's top picks.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Crags that are actually on beaches

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24/03/2017

There aren't many things better than climbing a route, lowering off and jumping into the sea as a cool down, says BMC ambassador Steve McClure. For the family climbers, having a beach to keep the kids occupied is perhaps the best way to get a day's climbing in. Building a sandcastle to avoid the hard start may offer an advantage, too! So where are these perfect venues? Let's find out.
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How to crush like Ondra: 8 tips for your next climbing trip

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05/12/2016

It was a bold goal, even for the world's strongest climber. Despite having never set foot on a big wall or done much trad, Adam just became the first person to lead every pitch of the world's hardest big wall free-climb: the Dawn Wall. We got Sarah Stirling to delve into his diary and dig out all his secrets.
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How to climb 7a: 10 tips from Steve McClure

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14/10/2016

Dream of climbing 7a but think you’ll never reach that level? Get a grip! With a little hard work and some secret beta from top sport climber Steve McClure, you’ll be clipping the chains on your project in no time.
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