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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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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!