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COMPETITIONS

GB Climbing Team set for IFSC Boulder World Cups

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15/05/2021

The GB Climbing Team is flying out to Salt Lake City, Utah, on Friday to compete at two IFSC Boulder World Cup events – the first competitions in a year for many of the athletes. We can’t wait to see them back in action.
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COMPETITIONS

GB Climbing hires new Head of Performance

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21/04/2021

The BMC is excited to announce Lorraine Brown has been hired as the new Head of Performance for GB Climbing.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Research shows chalk could be a climber’s best friend

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15/04/2021

Peer-reviewed research shows that the amount of infectious virus was reduced by around 99% immediately upon contact with the chalky surfaces.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Eastoterica: the East London climbing & sculpture guide

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08/04/2021

Guidebooks have never been more niche: the East London park boulders now have their own poster mini-guide that includes a little of their history and if you're into Eastoterica, you can get it from the BMC Shop. If you've never heard of them, then read on:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Will Bosi suggests 9b+ for his first ascent of King Capella

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29/03/2021

Will Bosi, 22, from Edinburgh, United Kingdom has claimed the first ascent of ‘King Capella’ at Siurana, Spain and has proposed the grade of 9b+. If confirmed, it would make him the first British climber to climb the grade (and sixth in the world).
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SKILLS

First climb? Think Twice

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24/03/2021

After lockdown, the first outdoor climb of the year is going to feel extra special. Remember, however, take time to buff the shine back into those unused skills and think about everything twice.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The most impressive traverse ever completed?

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14/02/2021

Belgian climber Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll has been willingly stuck in Patagonia since Covid-19 kicked off, and making the most of it: jaws dropped around the climbing world when he became the first to solo the Fitz Roy Traverse late last week. This epic route, fantasised about by anyone who has ever seen a photo of the jagged skyline above El Chalten, was first completed by the dream simul-climbing team of Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell in 2014. The route traverses the iconic Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks: 5km of ridge line with around 4000m of vertical gain.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Outdoor sport climbing days for young people

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05/02/2021

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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SKILLS

Ready to Rock: Outdoor Days 2021

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01/02/2021

Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Climbing coach Leah Crane named on UK Sport's coach leadership programme

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28/01/2021

Sport climbing head coach Leah Crane has been named on UK Sport’s new female coach leadership programme which begins today. Leah joins 26 coaches from 15 sports, coming together as part of a plan to more than double representation in the Olympic and Paralympic high-performance community by Paris 2024.
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