Pentathlon Late 2016 Photo Gallery

By | October 20th, 2016|Bristol Climbing Events, News|0 Comments

Top 5 tips if your new to bouldering and climbing

In this article I have tried to get across a few of the main subject or teaching points that I use while coaching. No matter what the level it often seems that any one of these 5 points are the biggest stumbling block to the climber progressing. These are my "go to" concepts for any [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing, Technique|0 Comments

Bloc’s Training board has been reset

Ben Norman (from Bloc) has taken the hero move to reset the steep training board (woody) at Bloc. The steep training board (which is found at the back right side of the climbing area) was, according to the stronger of the scene, in desperate need of a reset. With Ben Norman taking the lead it has had [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Bristol Climbing News|0 Comments

Sport crags for beginners, for the best routes under 6a

Written by: Fer Climbs (Facebook) Original title: List of sport crags for beginners (<6a)   Bristol does not have a lot of easy sport routes around but there is a fair amount in the Low Wye Valley and South Wales. It is something that I struggled when I was starting therefore I think it is good [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing, Reviews|0 Comments

Indoor climbing with your children; How to start.

By it’s very nature climbing is a simple sport. No matter the climbers age or ability they are often, if not always, trying their hardest to climb their best. As the climber and the difficulty of the climbs progress the holds get smaller and the the foot holds worse, however, no matter the size, [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing|0 Comments

Hands That Hold The Future: Setting the BMC/MCofS Junior Boulder Cup 2015

Bristol was chosen to host the finals of the BMC/MCofS Junior Boulder Cup 2015, with the event being hosted at Bloc. I spent some time getting an insight into the fascinating pre- and post-event processes behind putting on such an event, and of course a crucial part of this process is the route setting. Although [...]

Indoor climbing in Bristol: Where to go?

In Bristol there has never been so much choice to climb indoors! There are now high quality indoor rock climbing centres all over Bristol; 1 in Bedminster, 1 in St Phillips and 2 in St Werburghs and smaller but important wall in University of the West of England. With these indoor climbing centres in place [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing|0 Comments

Feeling the Fear

Tris & Sash - not ones for feeling the fear often. You may have some form of fear when climbing, you may not. I'm not claiming here to say how you should deal with these fears, nor am I saying you even have them. But for a large majority, having some mental training [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Articles, Climbing, Technique|0 Comments

Cailean Harker’s Fontainebleau hard Blocs video sees the light of day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAsPbD50HXE What do you do when you have an climbing injury? catch up on all that photo and video editing you should have done. Here is a quick little video from Cailean Harker showing off the hard blocs from his recent trip to Fontainebleau. From Cailean website "Here is a video of a quick trip Ben West [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Bristol Climbing News|0 Comments

Bristol Climbing Centre has been SOLD to TCA!

  Huge news! Probably the biggest of the year (except perhaps Yan Hawkins finally getting a job) TCA have taken over ownership of Undercover Rock (Bristol Climbing Centre)!   We are a little shy on the details and the rumours are flying, but rest assured we will do our best to dig deeper and find [...]