New Product – DMM Hitch Climber Eccentric & Linkits

At the Deutsche Baumpflegetage (German Tree Care Conference) in Augsburg DMM have been exhibiting some exciting new developments alongside their latest products. For the first time they have shown the Hitch Climber Eccentric pulley and Linkits. The Hitch Climber Eccentric is an evolution for the classic Triple Attachment Pulley that became widely known as the ‘Hitch Climber’. The design improvements are the result of over a decade of Hitch Climber design and manufacturing expertise together with valued feedback from climbers. The eccentric geometry and carefully considered design...
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Sterling Rope – Freedom to Focus their inspirational new brand video

Time to grab a brew and take five. We are excited to share Sterlings new brand video! From Maine to Colorado, Salt Pump Climbing Co. to Arbor One Tree and Landscape, they shot some killer video and hung with some inspiring people. Check it out! (and def turn up the volume, it is an amazing track) Sterling designs products that enable pure focus. That allows the task at hand - to be the only task at hand. There are no questions. Only flow. So be bold. Be Courageous. And be Safe. Own the moment. You have the Freedom To Focus. #noquestionsonlyflow #freedomtofocus #sterlingrope #ghostofpa...
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New Product – Wataaah Climbing Holds

Expedition Equipment welcomes Wataaah. Be among the first to get these awesome products into your gym! "We love climbing, beautiful lines and funky moves. We love the creative work and the creative process. All your experience appears in the moves you set on the wall. Your work is your signature. It is your very personal art, your craftsmanship. For that reason we design climbing holds. So you can express yourself and bring your ideas and visions to the wall. We want to support you in your creative work, providing you with the perfect tools: Holds and shapes which inspire you and ti...
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New Product – Max Climbing

Aim High, Train Smart! Develop your strength and technique with Max Climbing. Max Climbing comes from the mind of Maxime LeBrun, a climber and part-time mad-scientist. Being the inventor he was, it wasn't long before friends and gym owners started doing requests for specific climbing holds and training equipment. He loves putting the theory into practice. His inexhaustible source of energy keeps the company running! The innovative Max Climbing Training System allows endless variation in your exercises, with each part being able to used on it's own in many different ways, or as part ...
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New from Edelrid – Bulletproof and The Ace

With a new Edelrid container landing in our warehouse we have some exciting new products to tell you about. First - introducing the BULLET PROOF.... The name says it all. Innovative, robust hybrid biner with steel insert at the apex of the biner. Prevents premature wear and burrs or sharp edges. Keylock closure for optimal handling when clipping/unclipping. H-shape construction ensures best possible use of material and minimal weight. Ergonomic gate design for easier clipping. IN STOCK NOW RRP $24.95 As featured in Vertical Life Next - the best card in the ...
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Pink DMM Vault – Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a worldwide annual campaign to highlight the fight against breast cancer. Expedition Equipment & DMM have traditionally shown their support by producing limited edition pink products and giving 5% of the retail sales to The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). This year, it’s the turn of the ultimate tool holder and equipment storage solution – the Vault. These eye-catching wire and locking gate Vaults, in striking pink, will be laser etched with the Against Breast Cancer ribbon logo. Pink Vaults are now available for pre-order and we e...
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How to work out the date of manufacture from Sterling’s Lot number

Date of manufacture for your climbing gear is worth recording, especially for 'soft' goods like ropes, harnesses, slings and prusiks, as materials can degrade over time. Since the introduction of the PPE laws in Europe manufacturers have been including instructions which give guidance on obsolescence timelines. Its typically around 10 years from date of manufacturer for nylon and polyester type products but does vary so check. Sterling's current Lot# system (introduced in 2015) makes it easy to ascertain the date of manufacture of an item. Lot#'s consist of 4 digits, the first 2 are the yea...
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New Product – The Agent Chalk

Forget all that strength training, campusing and hangboarding you’re doing. If your climbing shoes aren’t sticky, or your palms and fingers are greasier, you are going to have a much harder time staying on the rock! In other words, you are going to FALL! Chalk is an important ingredient for success or failure and has been relatively ignored by climbers as there seems to be a common assumption that all chalk is the same. 8C PLUS has developed a range of allergen, heavy metals and additive free food grade chalk products that are focused to improve your grip and overall performance ...
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Inspection and Maintenance of Locking Gates

Download this step-by-step ‘walk-through’ to aid with the inspection and maintenance of DMM auto-lock carabiner gate mechanisms. Following on from a visual and tactile assessment, there are three gate action (function) tests described, to ensure that the gate closes fully and reliably. A non-silicone based lubricant such as Duck Oil is recommended (do NOT use graphite powder) to reduce friction at the hinge rivet, within the mechanism and contact areas. As always, if you have any doubts about the functionality or integrity of a carabiner, take it out of service and seek advice. A downloadab...
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