Wild Country and Climbing Magazine have produced a series of 'How To' videos designed to demonstrate basic climbing skills and techniques. In this video Julie Ellison, Climbing Magazine Gear Editor, gives a very brief introduction to how to place and clean Friends.
Wild Country made the first ever cams, Friends, and since their introduction in 1978 they’ve been a staple for climbers. Placing them is an art, like placing nuts or any protection, and in this video Julie shows some of the basics of placements and the basics of removal. There’s some great tips in here and perhaps the most important is to practice, practice and practice this on the ground to get as confident as possible.
You can read more about Friends and how they work here with Wild Country’s Cam Book here: http://bit.ly/14Xldx9
In the video Julie shows how to place and clean Helium Friends and you can see all about Helium Friends here http://bit.ly/ZkVMEW as well as the amazing Zero Friends http://bit.ly/11y7vOY
You can also check out Wild Country's latest harness range including the superb new Blaze and Boost here: http://bit.ly/15lkhUT
You can check out Red Chili shoes here: ww.redchili.de