TCA Classic Bouldering Comp

"Bouldering competitions at The Climbing Academy are fun, friendly and inclusive. Come and give them a go." Youth - Start between 10am and 2pm Adult - Start between Midday and 2pm See the poster (image for full details)

By | February 18th, 2017|0 Comments

BUCS Uni Bouldering Competition

Bloc climbing centre is hosting the one of the first BUCS regional bouldering competitions. The BUCS now has regional rounds which sort and compare the UNI climbing teams with the best going up to Sheffield for the final. See BUCS for more info. Bloc are running this competition as they always do. Same format and [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Flash Comp at TCA

  Climbing Starting times 10 - 2pm Youth 12-2pm Adult See TCA's website for more info.

By | October 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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

Scarpa UK Demo

"The Climbing Academy are hosting a Scarpa UK demo at the end of the month. Showcasing a variety of [climbing shoe] models from Force X, Stix and Vapor this is a great opportunity to test different models, find out more about the shoes and ask any questions you might have regarding the right shoes for [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|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