This section is under development.

This section provides an introduction to some of the different types of climbing equipment, however it is not a Do-It-Yourself manual.

It is important to remember that items vary significantly from one manufacturer to the next and that equipment is constantly being improved and developed.


Climbing is an inherently dangerous activity where you may be seriously injured or die.
This section is only intended as a supplement to but not a replacement for individual instruction and must only be used in conjunction with individual instruction from a competent instructor.
Your safety depends on your own judgement based on competent instruction, your experience and a realistic assessment of your ability in the activity. If you misinterpret any of the concepts described in this section, you or other persons may be injured or killed as a result of your misunderstanding.
The equipment descriptions contained herein are supplied for general information only and are not intended to replace or supplement the equipment manufacturers instructions. Climbing equipment is specifically designed for climbing only, has limitations, and must not be used for any other purpose. Improper use or misuse increases risk of injury or death.
There are no warranties, either expressed or implied, that this document contains accurate or reliable information. There are no warranties as to the fitness for a particular purpose or that it is merchantable. Your use of this document indicated your assumption of the risk of injury or death as a result of climbing’s risks and is an acknowledgement of your own sole responsibility for your climbing safety.

  Home ] New Zealand ] Rock Climbing ] Adventures ] Places ] Sportclimbing ] Events ] News ] Pictures ] Links ] Reference ] Search ]

Please email your comments and contributions to

Ó Copyright Steven Riddell 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003.