youth

The Youth Climbing Series or YCS is the main youth climbing competition series of the year. It is organised collaboratively by the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) for the England and…

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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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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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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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