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SKILLS

Behind the scenes: training, youth and walls

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01/08/2019

Continuing our series of articles about the work of volunteer-led BMC specialist committees, we highlight the work of the Training, Youth & Walls Committee; from climbing walls to climbing mountains TYWC oversees a very diverse programme of events, publications and initiatives.
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SKILLS

Bouldering indoors: the low-down

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14/11/2018

Indoor bouldering is arguably the most accessible form of climbing and requires the least amount of equipment, says Jordan Buys, one of the UK’s top climbers.
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COMPETITIONS

HarroWall becomes the fifth National Performance Centre

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05/06/2018

The BMC is happy to announce that HarroWall becomes the first National Performance Centre to be located in London, and the fifth overall to be granted the title in England.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Climbing in schools: making the most of your climbing wall

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14/02/2018

Welcome to the BMC ‘Climbing in Schools’ page with advice and guidance for schools with roped climbing walls or low-level traversing walls. Here you will find information about how to safely get the most from a facility, how to increase the use of a facility and how to improve the quality of coaching and instruction.
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INTERNATIONAL

Crushers in Cornwall: BMC International Meet 2017

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04/06/2017

Many international climbers, an avalanche of E-Points, and a mountain of cream teas: that's right, it was the return of the BMC International Meet and this time it was headed to the golden granite cliffs of Cornwall. Paul Seabrook, a host on the meet, tells us what went down.
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INTERNATIONAL

Cornish sea-cliff climbing: join the BMC International Meet 2017

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24/01/2017

Connect with international friends, climb with like-minded people, go crazy over the Cornish granite: the BMC International Meet 2017 is headed to Cornwall.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

First-ever El Cap all-free rope-solo in a day by Pete Whittaker

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15/11/2016

Find out what it takes to become the first person to make an all-free (i.e. not using aid techniques) rope solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite in a day. Pete Whittaker tells us how he did it, despite only just learning the necessary techniques, and Andy Kirkpatrick explains why it's so amazing.
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WALLS

Please help keep the Rock Court climbing wall open

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22/09/2016

Since 2006 there has been a little climbing wall in a converted squash court down in Brighton. It was managed by a childrens charity and used primarily for kids with all kind of special needs, learning difficulties, disabilities, mental health issues, behavioural issues etc. Now the childrens charity is closing due to lack of funding but local activist Christine Belk wants the wall to stay open and accessible to these great kids.
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LOCAL AREAS

6 reasons why you should be at the Cornish climbing, walking festival

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27/05/2016

Cornwall's fame extends far beyond its pasties and cream teas to amazing sea-cliff climbing in stunning scenery. Last year's awesome event was so well received that we’re returning to Bosigran for the 2016 BMC Cornish Climbing & Walking Festival from 10-12 June. Here are six reasons to sign up immediately!
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WALLS

Climb with the RSPB at Rainham Marshes

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07/05/2016

The RSPB and Sport England have teamed up to get more people outdoors and active. Rainham Marshes nature reserve, just a stone’s throw away from London, now plays host to the RSPB’s first bouldering area.
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