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CT VF montage  © Alan James

Via Ferrata Sets from Climbing Technology

No matter what you might think, even for experienced climbers a VF set is an essential purchase if attempting a via ferrata. These two sets from Climbing Technology both offer good value for money and excellent performance.


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Neon Keylock Screwgate Karabiner in action  © Kevin Avery-UKC
Neon Keylock Screwgate Karabiner in action  © Kevin Avery-UKC

Wild Country Neon Screwgate, Astro Tech-wire and Nitro Tech-wire

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The Black Diamond ATC Sport  © Kevin Avery
The Black Diamond ATC Sport  © Kevin Avery

Black Diamond Reliable Air Traffic Control - BD's ATC-Sport

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The Edelrid Eddy  © UKC Gear
The Edelrid Eddy  © UKC Gear

Edelrid Eddy

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The Petzl Reverso


Latest News

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Precautionary Recall of Mammut Via Ferrata Sets  © UKC Gear

Precautionary Recall of Mammut Via Ferrata Sets

Mammut recalls the 2012 Via Ferrata Sets Tec Step Bionic, Tec Step Classic, Tec Step Brenta Classic and Tec Step Bionic Turn from the market as a precaution.

EDELRID Cable Vario Set (with New Elasticated Webbing Lanyards)  © EDELRID GmbH
EDELRID Cable Vario Set (with New Elasticated Webbing Lanyards)  © EDELRID GmbH

Edelrid Via Ferrata Recall - Further Details

Following the voluntary recall of numerous via ferrata sets and extensive material testing, Edelrid has now developed a solution, which has been applied to the elasticated webbing arms of all recalled sets.

Edelrid Via Ferrata Set Recall Aug 2012  © Edelrid
Edelrid Via Ferrata Set Recall Aug 2012  © Edelrid

Edelrid Via Ferrata Set Recall

Edelrid are urgently recalling certain via ferrata sets, due to safety concerns...

Neon Keylock Screwgate £12  © Wild Country
Neon Keylock Screwgate £12  © Wild Country

Wild Country Superlight Screwgates - In Stores Now

Wild Country's superlight screwgates are the perfect fit for any rack - light, slick and all with keylock noses. The...

Nitro HMS Carabiner 55g  © CAMP
Nitro HMS Carabiner 55g  © CAMP

Super Lightweight CAMP Nitro HMS carabiner

Super Lightweight HMS carabiner with a key closure to reduce snagging when working with ropes and webbing. The Nitro uses...

Smart Belay Device  © Mammut
Smart Belay Device  © Mammut

Mammut Smart Safety Device

The Smart Safety Device has been specially designed to meet the needs of climbing wall and sport climbers.

Element HMS Karabiner  © Metolius
Element HMS Karabiner  © Metolius

Metolius Element HMS Karabiner

A good-looking compact HMS 'biner with perfect bar-stock size, great weight and a nice price.


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