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General news from within the climbing industry

Climb like a girl

Published in: Climb Magazine – July 2015 Written by: Sarah-Jane Dobner There was a campaign called ‘Like a Girl’ launched last year. The video featured women and men and boys doing activities ‘like a girl’ where they were floppy and … Continue reading

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Be your own action hero..

So, you’ve seen the films: Sylvester Stallone strutting his stuff in Cliffhanger… Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet and Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2. You’re pumped and you want to be that hero with the six pack… but … Continue reading

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Rock Climbing Morocco – Todra Gorge

Rock Climbing Morocco – Todra Gorge Written by Ruth Bateman So I am going to let you into a little secret…I was really apprehensive about my climbing holiday that was fast looming, to Morocco. It had been one of those … Continue reading

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Lao Liang.. The Last Climbing Paradise

All of Rock & Sun’s sport climbing holidays in Thailand start on a beautiful and remote island called Lao Liang. Because we think it is a true paradise. And we’re not the only ones! Watch this: Lao Liang – The … Continue reading

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Goody Two-Shoes

What shoes shall I wear? Certainly not a question only to ask before going out on a date, a job interview or a night out dancing! Often climbers arrive on our rock climbing holidays and courses with just one pair of shoes. After climbing for … Continue reading

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Thailand Multi-Pitch Routes

Recently Dave Talbot one of the rock and sun instructors team has been out in Thailand ticking off some of the big classic harder multi-pitch routes. Check out some photo’s https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101617314900929460608/101617314900929460608/posts

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CWA in Pembrokeshire

A very interesting 2 days running a Climbing Wall Award training course for Haverford West leisure centre. We used the climbing wall at Pembroke Activity Centre for our second wall visit. Everyone very friendly thanks for your help.

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Single Pitch Award, last one of 2013

A fun weekend running a Single Pitch Award training course. The weather was perfect. We went to Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley on Saturday and Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean Sunday. We managed to cover all aspects … Continue reading

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Climbing Wall Award training (CWA)

A great weekend running a Climbing Wall Award training course at The Warehouse in Gloucester. We used Dean Close school in Cheltenham for our second wall visit. The photo shows the delegates enjoying the problem solving session. As usual this … Continue reading

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Rock Climbing in the Wye Valley

The Wye Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in Britain and is home to some wonderful limestone crags. The variety of rocking climbing on offer is staggering. From short, single pitch climbs to multi-pitch giants. Trad and adventure … Continue reading

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