Climbing Equipment

Borrowing climbing equipment

Club equipment can be borrowed by SCC members.  As a priority it needs to be available for club meets but if it’s not needed individual club members are welcome to borrow it.  

Once you have a valid club membership you will be able to access full instructions for requesting the loan of equipment.

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Caring for and checking equipment

Below are some brief notes on looking after and checking the equipment that you borrow (and your own!).  More detailed advice can be found in the BMC Care & Maintenance leaflet.

With Swanage and Portland being our closest climbing destinations we need to be aware of exposing the equipment to salt water.  Avoid dangling climbing and abseil ropes in rock pools!

When returning ropes please make sure they are dry. If you really can’t dry the rope out please return it promptly and tell the gear secretary that it needs drying out.  

Use the mats in the rope bags to put the rope on instead of the ground to keep it clean. When you pack the rope away ensure the rope bag is free of debris as this can be abrasive.

When abseiling please consider whether an abseil rope protector is needed over the cliff edge to stop it from rubbing.

Visually check equipment for corrosion; kinks; broken metal strands; gates that don’t open smoothly; cams that don’t have full range of motion or furry slings and quick draws.  If you find anything you’re concerned about or a piece of equipment becomes damaged or lost whilst you’re using it please let the gear secretary know.

Thank you and happy climbing.

SCC committee.

Disclaimer:  The SCC equipment is borrowed and used at your own risk.  Whilst we do our utmost to keep the equipment in good condition it is ultimately your responsibility to decide if you are happy to use it.

Below is a full list of the equipment available to borrow.

Item Quantity
Harnesses
DMM Centre Alpine Harness 4
Simond Spider Full body harness childs 1
Singing Rock Full body harness childs 1
Black Diamond Wiz Kid Sit harness childs 1
Helmets
Wild Country 360 Adult helmet 1
Petzl Elios Adult helmet 2
CAMP Rockstar Adult helmet 2
Petzl Picchu Childs helmet 1
Belay devices
DMM Bug ATC 3
Carabiners
Mammut Element Screwgate carabiner 12
DMM Boa Steel HMS screwgate carabiner 2
DMM Aero HMS screwgate carabiner 3
Mammut Crag Wire Wire snapgate 10
Cordlette / prusiks
Prusik 12
Ropes
Beal Static 35m x 10.5mm Abseil rope 1
20m Abseil rope Black 1
Beal Static 60m x 10.5mm Abseil rope 1
30m Abseil rope Black 1
Mammut 60m x 10.5mm Single rope 1
Beal 60m x 10.5mm Single rope 1
Edelweiss Oxygen II 60m Half rope 2
Quickdraws
Black Diamond PosiWire 12cm Sport quickdraw 10
Slings
DMM 400cm x 8mm Dyneema sling 1
Beal 80cm x 18mm Polyamide flat sling 2
Beal 240cm x 10mm Dyneema sling 1
Beal 150cm x 18mm Polyamide flat sling 4
Petzl 120cm x 12mm Dyneema sling 2
Petzl 60cm x 12mm Dyneema sling 3
Passive protection
Wild Country Classic Rock Nut Sizes 1 - 10 10
Wild Country Rockcentrics Hex Sizes 3 - 9 7
Wild Country Rockcentrics Hex Sizes 3 - 7 5
Climbing Technology Carved Chocks Nut Sizes 3 - 8 & 10 7
Winter
DMM Cirque 55cm Walking axe T rated 1
DMM Cirque 60cm Walking axe T rated 1
Grivel Munro 65cm Walking axe B rated 1
Petzl Vasak 12 point C2 crampons (pair) 2
DMM Deadman Snow anchor 1
Simond Bandit Technical axe T rated Adze 1
Simond Bandit Technical axe T rated Hammer 1
Singing Rock Bungee Leash Black / orange for technicals 1
4 Person bothy bag 1
CAMP 12 point C1 crampons 1
DMM Leash For walking axe 1
Misc
Life Systems First aid kit 1
Beta Climbing Designs Beta Stick Clip stick 1
Rope protector 3
Binatone Latitude 150 Small radio 1
DMM Highball Boulder mat 1
Aztec Tacuba Pack 1