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.

Singing Rock Full body harness childs1
Black Diamond Wiz Kid Sit harness childs1
Petzl Elios Adult helmet2
CAMP Rockstar Adult helmet2
Belay devices 
Mammut Element Screwgate carabiner10
DMM Boa Steel HMS screwgate carabiner2
DMM Shadow screwgate carabiner2
Grivel K5N  Delta HMS1
Grivel K6N Mega HMS1
Cordlette / prusiks 
Ropes (Abseil) 
Beal Static 58m x 10.5mm Abseil rope1
Petzl Trade Static Rope 10.1mm 40m1
Petzl Trade Static Rope 10.1mm 60m1
Petzl Trade Static Rope 10.1mm 100m1
Mammut Static 10.5mm 50m1
Ropes (Climbing)
Mammut Gravity 60m x 10.2mm Single rope2
Mammut Genesis 8.5mm Half Rope (Pair)1
Black Diamond PosiWire 12cm Sport quickdraw10
 Mammut Crag Wire Quickdraw  10
DMM 400cm x 8mm Dyneema sling1
Beal 60cm x 18mm Polyamide flat sling2
Beal 240cm x 10mm Dyneema sling2
Petzl 120cm x 18mm Nylon sling4
Petzl 60cm x 12mm Dyneema sling3
Passive protection 
Wild Country Classic Rock Nut Sizes 1 - 10Set
Wild Country Rockcentrics Hex Sizes 3 - 9Set
Wild Country Rockcentrics Hex Sizes 3 - 7Set
Climbing Technology Carved Chocks Nut Sizes 3 - 8 Set
DMM Cirque 55cm Walking axe T rated1
DMM Cirque 60cm Walking axe T rated1
Grivel Munro 65cm Walking axe B rated3
Grivel Nepal SA 70cm Walking Axe1
Petzl Vasak 12 point C2 crampons (pair)2
Black Diamond Serac 12 Point C2 Crampons1
Grivel G10 Walking Crampons2
DMM Deadman Snow anchor1
Simond Bandit Technical axe T rated Adze1
Simond Bandit Technical axe T rated Hammer1
Singing Rock Bungee Leash Black / Yellow for technical axes1
4 Person bothy bag1
DMM Leash For walking axe1
Grivel Leash For walking axe3
Beta Climbing Designs Beta Stick Clip stick1
Rope protector6
Binatone Latitude 150 Small radio5
DMM Highball Boulder mat1