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“Which category is my child in?” is one of the most commonly asked questions of competition organisers by parents. It’s usually fairly straight forward but not always clear as there…

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THE BASICS The YCS (or, to give it its proper title, the Youth Competition Series) is an annual competition run across England and Wales open to all kids aged 8-18…

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Climbing Centre Assistant Manager & Route Setter

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Children seem to be born with an instinct to climb! Rock Tots founder, Rachel Briggs tells us how her own experience as a mum, motivated her to create a program…

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Outdoor sport climbing requires very similar equipment to indoor top rope climbing, but there are a few other considerations when climbing outdoors and of course you will have to provide your own…

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So, if you’re a kid and you’ve made it to this website then good for you!!!  Climbing is a fantastic sport so, well chosen.  The thing is, do you have…

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I got into climbing by going to a birthday party held at a climbing centre. I loved it, I had never done any proper climbing before except trees! At the…

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Many climbing centres will offer a wide range of options for children who want to try climbing for the first time or want to learn to climb.  What will meet…

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This is not a serious article but, as a non-climber in a fully addicted climbing family, I thought I’d share a few things that have become apparent as a salutary…

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Climbing routes are graded to help everyone understand approximately how hard they are, or the skill level needed to climb them. This is where the simple idea to categorise routes…

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Well, maybe not every hold, but yes there is a lot of terminology around the type of holds on climbing walls and how they are held. This is most important…

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If you’ve already had the training, can safely belay, put on a harness and want to try roped climbing, what equipment will you need and extras might you want? Well…

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