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

Sport crags for beginners, for the best routes under 6a

Written by: Fer Climbs (Facebook) Original title: List of sport crags for beginners (<6a)   Bristol does not have a lot of easy sport routes around but there is a fair amount in the Low Wye Valley and South Wales. It is something that I struggled when I was starting therefore I think it is good [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing, Reviews|0 Comments

Training Workshop With Patxi Usobiaga

The times shown here are approximate as the training course runs over multiple days. For exact information see TCA's website with the links below. TCA - "TCA is proud to present a UK first as Patxi Usobiaga brings his training workshops to Bristol & Glasgow. The former World Champion and first man to onsight 8c+ will [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|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

Moon Board Launch at TCA

The Moon Board Launch night is the 20th April, 5pm - 10pm, and is for anyone who wants to come and try out the Moon Board first or learn a bit more about it. Ben Moon will also be down so it's a great opportunity to climb alongside him! Few more details on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/565880153592696 [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Moon Board Launch at TCA

Emma Twyford Climbing Masterclasses: for young people and adults

If you're needing insight into the bag of tricks professional climbers use to improve their climbing then join Emma Twyford, full-time route setter and climbing coach, at a BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass sponsored by DMM. Emma's credentials are without question

By | April 13th, 2016|0 Comments