A climbing area owned by the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has had improvements made to six of its routes, the organisation has announced.
New P bolts and rams head lower-off units have been fitted at Horseshow Quarry near Stony Middleton in the Peak District, with the BMC stating these are safer and easier to use than other lower-off fixtures.
It added: "These lower-offs are manufactured from top quality stainless steel and the 'rams head' can be replaced once it starts to wear."
Those who fancy visiting the quarry may wish to get a new climbing rope
at a Go Outdoors store, with the nearest ones being in Hathersage, Stockport and Sheffield.
People trying out some climbing routes in the Scottish mountains this winter have been advised by a BMC expert to make sure they know their mountains well.
Writing in the winter edition of the BMC member's magazine Summit, Dave MacLeod said that by building up a good knowledge of the peak they are attempting, climbers will be able to adjust their route in the event of bad weather or forced route changes.
Posted by Dan Mirza