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 [...]

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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. [...]

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.

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, [...]