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GUIDEBOOKS

Top 5 UK winter sport crags

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24/01/2024

Forget flying this winter and discover quality sport-climbing right here in the UK. Rhoslyn Frugtniet from Lattice Training reveals the five best UK winter sport crags. A climber for 20 years, Rhoslyn has ticked E6 Trad and 8c sport climbed (including flashing an 8a+!).
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PRESS

Steve McClure’s One Thousandth 8a

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14/12/2023

Steve McClure's extraordinary journey through the vertical landscapes of rock climbing has culminated in a truly remarkable milestone - conquering a staggering 1000 climbs graded 8a or harder. BMC's Claire Maxted gets Steve's reflections on this monumental achievement, as he takes us on a retrospective journey spanning 28 years.
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GUIDEBOOKS

The Flail in the Dale

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20/12/2022

Earlier this year two Peak District climbers, Steve McClure and Haydn Jones, set off to see if they could climb eight 8a routes on eight different Peak District crags, travelling between on foot and bicycle. Niall Grimes and filmmaker Ben Pritchard tagged along to see if they could achieve this monumental feat.
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GEAR

Be safer sport climbing

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28/01/2022

Sport climbing is often assumed to be safer than traditional climbing, but it's by no means risk free. Competent indoor climbers will need to learn some additional skills if they are to safely enjoy the challenge of this new environment.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Youth Ready to Rock Sport Climbing Courses 2023

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05/02/2021

The Youth Ready to Rock Sport climbing course is designed to help young climbers (11-17 year olds) make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out, as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment, for both the participant and the parent/carer.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Performance sport climbing days for young people

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05/01/2021

These courses will be run by Ian Dunn who has many years of experience sport climbing. Ian 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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CLUBS

Cumbrian Bolt Fund

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01/01/2019

The Cumbria Bolt Fund (CBF) was set up in 2007 and its website is www.cumbriaboltfund.co.uk
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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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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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