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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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Climbing gear delivery

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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If you’re wanting to visit a climbing wall for the first time – do! Centres are very welcoming of beginners and staff are usually enthusiastic climbers, eager to share their…

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Indoor bouldering is perhaps the easiest entry point for new climbers. Very little equipment is required and any that is can usually be hired, at little cost, from the climbing…

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Climbing competitions have many different formats and styles. For a new climber they might seem intimidating, busy and confusing but actually they can also be great fun, exciting and sociable.…

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