Sport Climbing at Tirpentwys

Wow; what a crag! [su_row][su_column size="1/3"] Tirpentwys is an absolutely fantastic crag for those wanting to take the first steps into sport climbing outside or to push their grade from 6a/6a+ upwards with confidence. Highlights: Fantastic bolting. Easy access. 10/10 crag comfort. Almost completely solid rock with little to no chance of falling rocks. 45 [...]

By | July 14th, 2015|Articles, Climbing, Reviews, Rock Climbing|0 Comments

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.

Tips for new rock climbers venturing outside in Bristol

This article is designed to help the new outdoor rock climber find the best place to go rock climbing around Bristol. Bristol is a great place to be based if you’re a rock climber, with crags in the city itself and with great motorway links to other UK climbing spots and an international airport on [...]

By | June 12th, 2015|Articles, Climbing|0 Comments

Poppy 8b+, interview with Cailean.

We caught up with Cailean Harker to congratulate him on his recent send of 'Poppy' 8b+ at Anstey's Cove, and to get some insight into what this sort of accomplishment takes.   Callum: Congratulations on your recent send. Callum: What's poppy and where is it? : Cailean: It's a short, hard route at Ansteys cove. Ansteys [...]

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!