RockUp-Climbing 2014 Highlights

It’s been a great year, introducing a range of different people to the brilliant climbing that’s on offer in Pembrokeshire. We have enjoyed meeting families, guiding beginner and advanced climbers, running technical courses and just having a great time on real rock.

Check out our video showing the highlights from 2014. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we had fun making it, looking back at the happy smiley faces of our customers enjoying their climbing experience.

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Know your Climbing

Know your Climbing

With so many different types of climbing and strange jargon we thought we would try and clear the mist and make things a bit easier. So if you don’t know your ‘top roping’ from your ‘bottom roping’ or what on earth ‘head pointing’ is then read on

sea cliff climbing course

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Excited to be working with Banff mountain film festival…

Attracting sold out audiences across the globe, the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival is coming to Milford Haven with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world’s leading adventure film makers. Exhilarating and captivating, this is a must-see for anyone with a spirit of adventure!

Through the big screen be transported to the world’s last great wild places, follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, experience extraordinary footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. An inspiring and festive evening with lots of free prize giveaways! Visit www.banff-uk.com for more details.

So book your tickets and we will see you there

A behind the scenes look at DMM and how climbing hardware is made

IMG_0267DMM tour1On Friday I was lucky enough to join a small group of fellow mountain instructors on a factory tour of the Climbing hardware manufacturer, DMM. The only UK based climbing hardware manufacturer. Climbing equipment has always fascinated me, so I was very excited at the opportunity to see how all that shiny gear, that I use nearly everyday, gets made and tested.

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5 Top Tips For Choosing A Pair Of Climbing Shoes

rock climbing shoesWith the rubber on my climbing shoes wearing very thin, it is now time to go shopping for a new pair! Always happy about the prospect of shopping for new climbing equipment, but starting the process has made me realise how many different types of climbing shoes are now out there on the market. Over recent years, climbing shoe development has been brilliant, with a wide variety available. So, we thought it would be a great opportunity to pop down a few RockUp-Climbing tips on what to look for when buying climbing shoes.

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