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.
If you're already a member please sign in to the website to access these details
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.
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.
|Singing Rock Full body harness childs||1|
|Black Diamond Wiz Kid Sit harness childs||1|
|Petzl Elios Adult helmet||4|
|CAMP Rockstar Adult helmet||2|
|Petzl Picchu Childs helmet||1|
|DMM Bug ATC||3|
|Mammut Element Screwgate carabiner||10|
|DMM Boa Steel HMS screwgate carabiner||2|
|DMM Aero HMS screwgate carabiner||3|
|Mammut Crag Wire Wire snapgate||7|
|Grivel K5N Delta HMS||1|
|Grivel K6N Mega HMS||1|
|Cordlette / prusiks|
|Beal Static 58m x 10.5mm Abseil rope||1|
|Mammut Gravity 60m x 10.2mm Single rope||2|
|Mammut Genesis 8.5mm Half Rope||2|
|Petzl Trade Static Rope 10.1mm 40m||1|
|Petzl Trade Static Rope 10.1mm 60m||1|
|Petzl Trade Static Rope 10.1mm 100m||1|
|Mammut Static 10.5mm 50m||1|
|Black Diamond PosiWire 12cm Sport quickdraw||10|
|DMM 400cm x 8mm Dyneema sling||1|
|Beal 80cm x 18mm Polyamide flat sling||2|
|Beal 240cm x 10mm Dyneema sling||2|
|Beal 120cm x 18mm Polyamide flat sling||3|
|Petzl 120cm x 12mm Dyneema sling||2|
|Petzl 60cm x 12mm Dyneema sling||3|
|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|
|DMM Cirque 55cm Walking axe T rated||1|
|DMM Cirque 60cm Walking axe T rated||1|
|Grivel Munro 65cm Walking axe B rated||3|
|Grivel Nepal SA 70cm Walking Axe||1|
|Petzl Vasak 12 point C2 crampons (pair)||2|
|Black Diamond Serac 12 Point C2 Crampons||1|
|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 / Yellow for technical axes||1|
|4 Person bothy bag||1|
|DMM Leash For walking axe||1|
|Grivel Leash For walking axe||3|
|Beta Climbing Designs Beta Stick Clip stick||1|
|Binatone Latitude 150 Small radio||5|
|DMM Highball Boulder mat||1|