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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The best crags in Europe for family adventures

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22/08/2017

It's not easy keeping everyone happy on a family holiday, and a climbing holiday is no different! You need both easy climbs and something for grown-ups, plus plenty of fun stuff to do on days or afternoons off. Sarah Stirling rounds up the best places and crags to go on a family climbing holiday.
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SKILLS

How to climb 8a in 10 easy steps

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14/07/2017

So you’ve breached the 7a barrier, but what’s next? It might seem like a lofty goal, but maybe it’s time to give 8a a serious think. All you need is the right 8a, a shot of determination (not the vodka kind), and to read this 10 easy steps on how to climb 8a from BMC ambassador James McHaffie.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Performance sport climbing days for young people

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23/03/2017

These courses will be run by Ian Dunn who has many years of experience sport climbing. Ian has been the Manager of the GB Junior Climbing Team and is a Development Coach. Ian really enjoys sport climbing and has climbed extensively in the UK, Europe and Thailand, he also loves passing on knowledge to others and seeing climbers push themselves and achieve their goals. Ian has run many workshops and Sport Climbing Courses for The BMC.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Outdoor sport climbing days for young people

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22/03/2017

This is a one day outdoor sport climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent. For more information about climbing outdoors read the parents guide by clicking the link below:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Lucy Mitchell talks her first 8c

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18/01/2017

Who's the best British female sport climber you've never heard of? Challenging for that title is Lucy Mitchell, who's quietly been amassing a tick-list of hard sport climbs and has just returned from crushing Fish Eye 8c in Oliana Spain, her hardest route yet. Sarah Stirling tracks her down to find out more.
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SKILLS

Essential rock know-how

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22/06/2016

Need to brush up on your crag skills after a winter on the wall? Whether you’re making the move outside for the first time, or looking to rise up the grades this summer, we’ve got loads of essential skills and equipment advice for you right here on the BMC website.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Five of the best adventurous multi-pitch sport crags in Europe

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04/04/2016

Thought sport climbing was all about tiny holds on short routes? Think again. Here we've got five top European venues that are all about covering huge distances with minimal fuss, cherry-picked by locals, mountain guide regulars, and BMC ambassador Steve McClure.
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SKILLS

Climbing lingo: how to talk the talk

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15/03/2016

Do you know your gaston from your guppy, and can you spray about it while sandbagging your mate? Find out what it all means with our guide to climbing terminology.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Steve McClure: 5 things I wish I'd known about sport climbing when I started

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15/03/2016

When I started rock climbing I was just a kid and sport climbing wasn't even invented. I developed as a trad climber at the same time as sport climbing began to grow but I wasn’t interested. It didn’t seem like real climbing, and it seemed only for the elite: the super-climber. How wrong I was.
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SKILLS

Climb outside: how to start climbing outdoors

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06/01/2016

Climbing outdoors can be one of the most thrilling and satisfying forms of climbing, combining the gymnastic styles of indoor climbing with being outside in the great outdoors, close to nature and sometimes in adventurous environments.
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