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Figfour inspiration

By Kenny Stocker | 31, Aug, 2010

Here are some places to find out more about Dry Tooling with Figfour.

Always ask before attempting to use your Figfours at your local climbing wall! They are a new product and many walls will not have heard of them or are unable to manage their use. If you would like to be able to use Figfour at your local wall then why not direct your climbing wall manager to this page, or if you run a climbing wall yourself and you are interested in more practical information you can download the Figfour information sheet which includes a full risk assessment to get you started.

Dry Tooling resources

Here are some places to find out more about Dry Tooling.

Get inspired by some people who know a bit about dry tooling

Rob Gibson
Ramon Marin
Ian Parnell
Andy Turner
Will Gadd
Steve House
Jeff Mercier
Tim Emmett

Drytooling venues

The Ice Factor National Ice Climbing Centre
Extreme Dream

Dry tooling competitions

Drytooling UK
Scottish Tooling Series
Dry Tool Styl

Dry tooling books and articles

Ice & Mixed Climbing– Modern Technique by Will Gadd
Indoor Climbing & Dry Tooling by Pete Hill
BMC Drytooling PDF info sheet
DryIce article in Psyched 2
Winter Climbing

Climbing Walls

This is a directory of walls where we know there is some degree of Figfour use. This list is by no means definitive, and please contact the wall first to find out their rules and regulations. If your wall allows climbers to use Figfour please get in touch and we will add you to the list.


EICA - Ratho


The Castle - London
The Edge - Sheffield
Mile End - London
Nottingham Climbing Centre - Nottingham
Rock & Rapid - South Molton
Undercover Rock - Bristol
Westway - London
Redpoint - Birmingham
Dart Rock - Buckfastleigh


Beacon - Ceunant
Plas Y Brenin

Outdoor Centres

High Ashcroft - Surrey
Rutland Activities - Whitwell

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