Helmets

Helmets... usually a contentious and much debated issue. Climbing helmets are designed primarily to protect your head from falling rocks, rather than from a fall. They're certainly worth considering when summer and winter climbing, gorge scrambling, canyoning, off-road cycling. If you're organising a group of novices or children then they should be considered essential. Otherwise it has to be an informed decision.

 

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