MACS Participation Statement

Royal Holloway MACS recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.

Name: Friend, cam, spring loaded camming device

Who carries them: Leader

Use: Friends are great for those desperate times when no other gear will fit. They're quick to place and will often be able to fit into widening cracks and shallow grooves that nuts won't. They're complex pieces of kit though and can easily be placed wrong or become stuck when trying to remove them so take care.

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