Today I’m going to teach you how to make a
stick clip using materials that you can usually find at the crag. A stick clip is a great
tool for any sport climber to have. It allows you to clip the first bolt of your route,
giving you an extra sense of security before you start your climb. Using a stick clip is
especially handy when the first bolt on your climb is high or when your route that you’re
climbing is on a ledge. Making a stick clip is as simple as grabbing
a stick, a twig or small rock, and your quickdraw. You can usually find the right stick laying
around at the base of most climbs. You just need to make sure that the stick is long enough
to reach the first bolt. First, insert the end of the stick through
the dog bone on your quickdraw. Next, take the quickdraw or small rock and prop the gate
open. After that, pre-clip the rope. You want to make sure that the rope is clipped correctly.
The rope should be coming away from the wall so that it isn’t back clipped. Hook the nose
of the caribiner through the bolt and pull down. The small twig or pebble will fall out
and the quickdraw will be clipped. Just give the rope a tug to ensure everything is in
place and then you’re ready to go. If you like this video, be sure to give us a thumbs
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