Friday, 28 August 2009

More holds on the way!

We should be getting our latest set of holds- bright purple this time. There's a full range from tiny screw-ons to massive jugs, and we will now have one entire "spare" set of holds, meaning we can rotate the circuits more frequently and ensuring there is always something new to try.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Evolv Shoe demo

Plenty of advance warning, but Evolv are demo'ing all the latest models at the centre on Thursday 1st October from 5pm onwards. There will be an opportunity to try out the shoes, so we hope to see you there.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Seniors as at 18/08

Surname Forename Score
Booth Ed 530
Cannell Rich 530
Fenwick Tom 530
Holland Robin 490
Bridgwood Daniel 460
Jones Simon 400
Shepherd Steph 370
Marlow Simon 360
Bradbury Simon 340
Roland Anthony 330
Roberts Steve 300
Hibbs Geoff (V) 230
Hesketh Aaron 220
Jones Sarah 220
Blincoe Peter 220
Rowley Jim 220
Harrison Mark 210
Chidlow Stuart 200
Veitch Emma 200
Dawson Josh 190
G Jonathan 180
G Jonathan 180
Fenwick Tom 150
Grant Chris (V) 130
Lynch Mark 120
Chambers Paul 110
Wroe Mikey 100
Bridinell Claudette 70
Forrest Jake 60
Bolton Joe 60
Forrest Jake 60
Kerr Rob 0
Milburn Nathan 90

Changing fast- I'll try to update again!

Juniors as at 18/08

Surname Forename Score
Smith Abi 290
Quatermain Dante 280
Cooper Ben 240
Dean Adam 220
Phizacklea Gina 200
Mellings Joe 190
McMellon Anthony 190
Edwards Callum 180
Harrison Mark James 170
Phizacklea Adam 170
Harding Jack 170
Dean Laura 140
Henderson Jack 110
Cooper Michael 100
Asson Lucy 100
Gladwin Kyle 100
Buchan Ben yr6 80
Good Charlie 70
Williamson Hollie 60
Gladwin Duncan 60
Overal Peter 20
Harrison Amy 10
Good Lara 10

Aggregate Update

There's currently a three-way tie in the seniors category, but with three weeks to go this will no doubt change!
Dante Quartermain is leading overall in the juniors section. It has been very humbling watching Dante demonstrate the problems to seasoned climbers who can't get off the ground on stuff he makes look easy. Sadly there are another four years of this to put up with before he competes in the senior category.

Monday, 17 August 2009

new website update

Apparently the problem with the new website relates to transfering the domain name, and should be resolved by the end of hte week.
In the meantime, by the end of today you should be able to check out the site using the address:

Saturday, 15 August 2009


Had a few days sea kayaking in Shetland- Shetland Canoe Club hold an annual meet and this year it was on Unst, the most northerly of the islands. I took the opportunity to put my kayak on the ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick- no charge, but apparently a kayak counts as "two bikes"!
I carried a pair of rock shoes just in case, but never got to use them this time. Some amazing rock scenery on route, though, as I paddled north from Lerwick to join the group in Unst. I managed to land on Muckle Flugga, the next-to most northerly point in the British Isles (It is usually regarded as the most northerly point, but that honour belongs to Out Stack 500 meters further out)
There is more virgin rock here than there is climbed rock in, say, the Lake District. All it needs is someone to make the effort to get up here.

Websites- who'd have them?

Just got back from a great trip to Shetland to find that the website is offline. Assuming this is temporary, and I'll get the chance to update it next week. Just keep trying to access it, I'm sure it is something minor that is preventing access.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

feedback on new website

Feedback has been positive so far, but if any of our website users have any suggestions for addition to content or improvement, please let us know.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

New Website

Our new website, which is much improved and with plenty of photos, is now ready to launch, and should be live imminently, so keep checking .Easier navigation and greater content should make it a much more user-friendly expereince; once again feedback is welcomed to help us improve it.

Feedback on new problems

Early feedback has been very positive to the recent resetting. The new volumes (ex-cliffhanger) have been useful, as we now have several tufa-style problems- ideal for training for the next trip to Kalymnos. The screw-on holds have also given us a bit more variety, with some wicked Ian Vickers and Percy Bishton crimp problems to go at.