Britain was the birthplace of modern rock climbing for a reason; there's enough rock on our perfectly formed islands to last you a lifetime!
If stepping outside for the first time, watch the BMC's DVD to help you get the most from our moorland outcrops, majestic mountain crags and wild sea cliffs. All climbing styles are covered in detail, including bouldering, sport climbing and single and multi-pitch traditional climbing, with the iconic crags of The Roaches, Dinas Cromlech and Gogarth having a starring role. When making your first forays onto the crags, Rock Climbing Essentials will guide you through the skills and techniques needed for a lifetime's climbing, full of fun and exploration.
The main film (60 mins) follows a group of four climbers on single and multi-pitch rock climbs. A range of technical chapters (145 mins) expand upon the messages in the film providing comprehensive information on belaying, bouldering, sport climbing, gear and building anchors, runners and ropework, access and conservation, abseiling, emergencies and equipment care.