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5 Reasons to Date a Climber!

Climbers are in great shape, positive, and fun to be around. They’re also trustworthy – how many other sports are there where you literally place your life in someone else’s hands?!

Here are our Top 5 reasons as to why climbers make the best partners – both on and off the wall!:

1. Climbers are happy people.

Due to all the physical exercise and socialising that climbing encourages, climbers tend to be happy, positive and relaxed people.  Making them great company. Climbing releases lots of those lovely “feel-good” endorphins which give you that gorgeous exercise glow and make you feel good about life.

2. Climbers care about their health.

Climbing’s far from being about body-beautiful – in fact, it’s about celebrating what your body can achieve physically when you put your mind to it. It’s a beautiful thing. On the whole though, climbers take great care of themselves. Anyone that dedicates themselves to a regular exercise regime is willing to put the effort in to support that with a healthy lifestyle and this means eating well, resting properly and making good decisions about looking after yourself both physically and emotionally.

Another successful Boot Demo at Sutton!

The second in our series of Winter Rock Shoe Demos took place last night at Sutton – this time we hosted the very lovely people from Boreal in partnership with Rock On.

Boreal brought a great range of shoes with them so our customers were able to try everything from beginner shoes to get them climbing in comfort to top-end performance shoes that would really have them pushing their grade! Dominic from Rock On was on hand to offer help and advice both on and off the wall.

Customers received 20% off all Boreal shoes when they placed an order on the night.

Keep an eye out for announcements of future events!

Route Setting @ Sutton: Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Howard was in to do the mid-set in the Comp Room today!

Another 10 problems added to keep you amused this month.

Grades are from 4+ through to 6b so a good selection of stuff to warm-up on, work and enjoy in addition to all the problems from the full set!


Route Setting @ Guildford: Wednesday 8th of November 2017

Mark has set us 9 new Lead routes today on Lines 14, 15 & 16.

Grades are as follows:

Line 14

Yellow 4+
Blue 6a+
Red 6c

Line 15

Green 4+
Purple 6a
Orange & Black 6b

Line 16

White 4
Orange 5+
Yellow 6a

Route Setter: Mark Croxall

Route Setting @ Guildford: Tuesday 7th of November 2017

It was the turn of the ABzone again today! We like to keep these routes as regularly set as possible for you with at least 12 new ones every month.

Grades are as follows:

Line 26

Yellow 4+
Orange 5
Blue 6a
Red 6c

Line 27

Yellow & Blue 4
Green 5+
Beige 5+
Purple 6b+

Line 28

Yellow 4+
Pink 5+
White 6a
Blue 6a+

Route Setter: Mark Croxall

Route Setting @ Guildford: Monday 6th of November 2017

We’ve had Mark Croxall in setting the Traverse Wall today!

We set the Traverse Wall every month – this very popular section of wall is great for warming up, cooling down or climbing without the need for a partner.

The routes are varied so as to allow you to practice different techniques without having to work on them at height or on the Boulder Wall.

Grades are as follows:

Pink 4
Mushroom (with any feet) 4+
Green 5+
Yellow 6a+
Blue 6b
Red & White 7a

Here he is working at (not!) real speed:

Route Setting @ Guildford: 1st & 2nd of November 2017

These Boulder Sets come round so fast! We set the Main Boulder Wall every 4 weeks (or as close to as possible!) so you get lots of variety on a very regular basis.

This month we had Mark Croxall, Howard Blyth and Craig Grant working their little butts off for 2 days to deliver you another great set of challenges of all levels from Beginner (3+) to Advanced (7b+). Something for everyone.

The next set will be happening on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th of November so don’t leave it too long to get stuck into those new problems!

Tenaya Rock Shoe Demo – Tuesday 17th October @ Sutton

We’re welcoming the team from Tenaya and Rock On at Craggy Sutton on Tuesday 17th of October – it’s sure to be a great night and an opportunity to talk to very knowledgeable people about how to get the best out of your climbing.

Try on all the latest models of shoes and take the opportunity to test them on real climbs to see how they perform for you.

Don’t miss it!!