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WALLS

Coronavirus and Climbing Walls: Q&A with Professor Ian Hall

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24/07/2020

Climbing walls in England are set to open on July 25th so we've talked to Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University to find out the answers to the medical issues relating to re-opening of climbing walls. Should we wear a mask while climbing indoors? What is the risk of transmission on shared climbing holds? And what about chalk?
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Climbing chalk may help deactivate coronavirus says ABC

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24/07/2020

Climber's chalk may help reduce presence of coronavirus according to the first findings of a study from De Montfort University that was commissioned by the ABC.
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WALLS

Covid-19 and climbing walls: what you need to know

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21/07/2020

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Climbing walls around England will be reopening on Saturday 25 July, but is it safe to go? The Association of British Climbing Walls have been hard at work to produce guidelines on making climbing walls as Covid safe as possible. Let’s take a look.
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WALLS

Reopening the walls: a message from the Association of British Climbing Walls

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30/04/2020

The Association of British Climbing Walls is leading an initiative to develop a set of guidelines to get walls open again safely. Working very closely through the Outdoor Industries Association and with UK Active, the ABC is conducting research in order to provide a solid foundation for the recommendations that will follow.
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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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YOUTH & EQUITY

Climbing in schools: making the most of your climbing wall

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23/07/2019

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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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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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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