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So far Georgia Townend has created 10 blog entries.

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

Recommend a Route #3 – Lucy Creamer

Well, its 3 months into winter, the snow has finally arrived, albeit momentarily, and you’ve probably exhausted the routes in your local climbing gym enough to warrant doing them blind-folded. On the up-side, it’s one more month closer to spring and it’s a new year for getting out and exploring your closer-to-home climbing venues. Bristol [...]

Recommend a Route #2 – Henry Castle – Morris Dancers On Ecstasy HVS

Morris Dancers On Ecstasy (HVS 5a, 5a, 5a, 4c, ***) Grey Wall, Snuff Mills.   Winter 2015 has not been the best in terms of climbing conditions. Or any conditions for that matter. Weeks and weeks of rain and wind have dished out 3 days of good weather over a month. But don't be disheartened [...]

By | December 31st, 2015|Articles, Climbing, Interviews, Recommend a Route, Rock Climbing|0 Comments

Get your party shoes on!

It's the Bristol Climber's Xmas Party 2015! Not just restricted to the climbing social calendar, the Bristol Climber’s Xmas party is an annual gathering of faces of people of the Bristol climbing scene and beyond. I even bumped into THE Dave Pickford last year. Climbers are interesting, travelling people, so it can be hard to [...]

By | November 24th, 2015|Bristol Climbing Events, Bristol Climbing News|0 Comments

Recommend a Route #1 – James Marshall

Winter is here. In these dark, let’s face it, dank, winter months, heading inside is, of course, the normal climber’s thing. It’s a bit grey, miserable, the forecast is unpredictable and even if it is dry outside, the rock isn’t necessarily going to be. Hence why, having a few routes to keep your psyche up [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|Articles, Climbing, Interviews, Recommend a Route|0 Comments

Wendy Coles – 8b Ascent

Bristol gal, Wendy Coles recent super send has been Eurofighter (8b) at Shipwreck Cove - a 25m steep sport route located on one of the Gower's best sport climbing venues. Following along the lines of many recent strong female ascents, Wendy Coles managed to ticked her FIRST 8b in September. Luckily just as the season was [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|Bristol Climbing News, Interviews|0 Comments

Bristol Climbing Wall Profiles

  In this article I’ve compiled a quick overview of the four climbing centres in Bristol. Giving you some quick and handy information, plus a mini review of what these places have to offer. Winter is upon us, and the days of t-shirt weather are nearly coming to an end. For me out here in [...]

By | October 15th, 2015|Articles, Indoor Climbing Walls, Reviews|0 Comments

The world’s first ever film festival dedicated to celebrating women in extreme sports

Bristol's next event is the Shextreme film festival on the 9th of October. An action packed film night showing the best in female created and starred in films. See what the team from Shextreme  say about the event below. shextreme-film-festival - Ext. Link   'You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you.' - Isadore [...]

By | October 6th, 2015|Bristol Climbing Events, Bristol Climbing News|0 Comments

Behind the Books

  A brief look at where British rock books first started, and where they are heading to. Lurking behind your climbing destination guidebook are human specimens which devote hours upon hours, months upon months, to enable us to reach our rock havens. In the past 50 years, guidebooks have changed dramatically all around the world. Before [...]

By | October 3rd, 2015|Articles, Bristol Climbing News|0 Comments

Josh sends ‘A Day Called Zero’

Local young-gun Josh Baldwin recently sent 'A Day Called Zero' at the Wave, Cheddar Gorge. It his first of the grade, so Georgia spoke to him to get the low-down on how it went.   G: How do you feel now you’ve hit the 8a milestone? J: Really happy all the training has paid off. [...]