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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]