Adult Bouldering Comp at Redpoint

Redpoint are hosting their first bouldering competition of the winter/autumn season and we are keen, well keen! Staring at 6.30pm with a wide range of graded climbs for all abilities, this is an event not to miss.

By | September 21st, 2015|Bristol Climbing News|0 Comments

Wed, 9-9-15, Climbing Comp at Bloc

Bloc are hosting their first climbing competition of the winter season. On Wednesday the 9th of September, starting at 5pm all are welcome to visit and try out 20 great problems and if you strong enough for the final another 3 for the men and 3 for the women. Qualification finishes at 8.30 with the final [...]

Bouldering Kit 101

So you've been to the wall once with a mate, and you're keen as a dog to climb as much as you can. A great way to get off to a good start with your climbing is to get your own equipment. But as with anything requiring gear it's easy to lose out by buying [...]

By | June 21st, 2015|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing|0 Comments

Attention: Climbers required for University Project.

Joakim Sveen is undertaking a MSc at the University of Gloucestershire in Sports Performance. His study looks at the differences between Sports Climbers and Boulderers, with the aim of facilitating specific training for each. Please see the attached poster for more information.

Bloc’s last climbing competition results.

Mixed Qualification Results 1 Max Aryton 222 2 Jonny Kydd 203 3 Rhys Gilbert 200 4 Tommy Matthews 200 5 Pete Hall 197 6 Will Eveson 193 7 Hannah Slanney 184 8 Josh Baldwin 184 9 Jan Monks 183 10 Dan HB 180 11 Jamie MacLoed 179 12 Gareth Chalker 179 13 Maximillian Armstrong 174 [...]

The Southwest’s first independent climbing team is formed.

            GB Bouldering team member Ben West and top Mammut athlete Cailean Harker have joined forces. Cailean's move to Bristol to chase down Ben West landed him in the hub of Bristol's growing set of über-strong young climbers who were spread out across all the walls in Bristol along with, [...]

Get into Comps!

Bloc Climbing Centre in Bristol is holding another of their famous competitions tomorrow! 4/5/15. If you are unsure about how competitions work and would like a go, here is a quick guide....   The best bit about bouldering for many people is that it is laid back, accessible, and extremely sociable. Whether you are coming [...]

Mindfulness Vs Body Awareness

Callum Nicklin blogging at TribeofC wrote recently on body awareness and what this means to him, I had discussed with Callum the idea of body awareness in relation to climbing many times and yet had never really considered what it really meant to me and how I would describe it to a group of students if or when [...]

By | May 26th, 2015|Articles, Climbing|0 Comments

25/5/15 Bank Holiday Opening Times

Here are the opening times for Bristol centres this Monday: Bloc:            10am - 8pm Redpoint:  10am - 10pm TCA:            10am - 10pm UCR:            9.30am - 6pm   Enjoy your day off!      

Varsity 2015 UWE vs Bristol UNI

On Wednesday the 25th of March I held the Varsity 2015 climbing competition in Bristol for the UWE and Bristol UNI. It was a great event with everyone helping each other out. All the climbers, even from different teams, were helping each other throughout the entire event. I even found UWE helping to tally all [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|Bristol Climbing Competitions|0 Comments