Font – Tom Silsbury

  Winter is here! Well, just about and although unfortunately it means that I have to put my mankini back in its box for another year, it does mean that the seasonal court order preventing me from talking about bouldering has been lifted and the season can drizzle into life! To kick it all off… [more]

Tony Penning Interview

A latte with Tony Penning “Trad climbing makes you a better climber” Tony started climbing over 40 years ago and now uses his experience to teach climbing in all its forms. His teaching career started 15 years ago and he now holds the Mountain Instructor Award. He was part of the team that produced The Lower… [more]

Interview with Boulders special guest route setter of the month – Gaz Parry! Q: You’ve been busy setting a lot of routes in Boulders these past few days, what have you got in store for us (climbers)? “A lot! By end of day they’ll be 28 new routes minimum, from 6a to 7a+, maybe 7b.… [more]

Route Setter Q&A – Simon Rawlinson

In between Routes with Simon Rawlinson “….they chopped the infected part of my leg out before reattaching the two ends.” – Simon Rawlinson   Simon has been a climbing coach for many years, working as a mountain instructor, but over the past five years he has channelled his energies towards ‘Performance Coaching’. He takes particular… [more]

Crag Of The Month There’s a host of crags along the banks of the River Wye near Chepstow that are worth writing about, but to me there’s one that really stands out in terms of variety, accessibility and location. The crag boasts everything from single pitch sport to multipitch trad epics, slabbly V-Diffs to one… [more]

Bump in the night – Bouldering competition

To celebrate Halloween we’re organising a hair raising bouldering competition on Thursday 29th October 2015. We have a Ghoulish Guest Setter setting some creepy routes along with a boot demo from Five Ten.  Special Guests also include Crafty Devil Brewing Company selling their devilishly good ales and craft beers. Plus, everyone who enters the competition… [more]