Author Archives: Rock & Sun

Warning! Climbing is addictive!

Desiree Verbeek – Director and Climbing guide at Rock & Sun recently wrote a blog for SportsCover Direct. Because more and more research shows that Bouldering and Climbing can be a remedy for anxiety and depression, she titled it: “Climbing … Continue reading

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Placing a Bolt

  Published in The Professional Mountaineer – Summer 2017 Words and Photos by Trevor Massiah In the previous issue I looked at the lessons learned over the years from bolt placements and the advantages of titanium bolts over stainless steel … Continue reading

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The Case for Resin Bolts

The Professional Mountaineer – Spring 2017 Words and Photos by Trevor Massiah This article will look at why the use of resin bolts and anchors might be the best choice for sport climbing. It will also look at what might … Continue reading

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Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau has always been on Rock & Sun’s agenda, but with a lack of available, good instructors in the area we had to turn so many of you who wanted to go bouldering away. That is: up until a year … Continue reading

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Bouldering in Albarracin

I’m sitting in the car, parked right on the sand of Alicante’s beach, the radio is playing “Sweet dreams are made of these …. travelled the world and the seven seas”, and I’m looking out over the long stretches of … Continue reading

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Increasing Popularity of Climbing Coaching

Climbing Coaching is in high demand. In this blog they wrote for Sports Cover Direct, Desirée Verbeek and Trevor Eugene Massiah describe why this only makes sense. https://www.sportscoverdirect.com/scd-blog/2017/04/07/the-increasing-popularity-of-climbing-coaching/

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Deep Water Soloing

I take a deep breath in through my nose, fill my lungs with air and feel my chest expanding. Then I breath out, releasing the tension in my body. I am looking out over the Andaman Sea, focusing my eyes … Continue reading

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CLIMBING IN COSTA BLANCA WITH ROCK AND SUN

https://www.theclimbingacademy.com/blog/bristol/rock-and-sun-costa-blanca/ In September, our social media guy Dan was invited to Costa Blanca to experience a Rock & Sun holiday first hand. Here’s the story of his trip, from the routes he climbed to the lessons he picked up on … Continue reading

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When a problem is a good thing

Instead of having to write anything ourselves about our lovely latest Rock and Sun Bouldering Trip, Nate and Terra have done a much better job for us. Here’s their account of their’s and Mathias’s time with us in Fontainebleau. http://joyadventuring.com/2016/10/17/when-a-problem-is-a-good-thing-whaling-it-at-fontainebleau/ When … Continue reading

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How to Improve 2 Grades in 1 Week With Rock & Sun

Rock & Sun trip #5 I believe This time was slightly different. A structured weeklong course purely on performance coaching. Working on choosing a route, analysing from the ground and then actually climbing it as efficiently as possible. I initially … Continue reading

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