The Boulders Academy is an engaged and active part of the UK youth climbing scene, and this year it was no different as several of our Academy members proudly represented their country as part of the Welsh Team in the BMC Youth Climbing Series Final. The BMC YCS final took place in April in the… [more]

Meet the team: Richard!

Name: Richard Millier Describe your role at Boulders: Duty Manager/senior Instructor How long have you worked at Boulders? 3 years Best thing about Boulders? The people Words which describe Boulders? Friendly, chalky, Favourite place to climb? Pembroke, Cheddar Favourite climbing brand and why? DMM, local welsh Company great designs Favourite Food? Curry What’s the #1… [more]

Simon on Mortal Combat 8b

Every climber wants to get better and we believe that performance coaching is the best way to achieve this. Whether you’re working towards a specific goal, such as reaching a certain grade or you just want to develop your technique and fitness, you will benefit from our performance coaching. Coaching in climbing is a teaching, training… [more]

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Give It a Go bouldering session. Starting on Monday 9th May 2016 the new bouldering session is sure to give you a workout for your mind and body.   Bouldering is climbing stripped down to its essentials. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering… [more]

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]