How to clip quick draws 101


Any beginner who wants to learn to lead sport/bolted routes will find this video from Outdoor Research to be a solid starting point. And, even if you've been at the game for a while, you still might learn a trick or two.

  • Do you know the difference between a thumb clip and a finger clip?

  • What's the right way to hold the rope in your mouth? (Hint, it's not with your teeth!)

  • When is it okay to high clip, and when is it not?