On 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.
Last week I enjoyed being part of the team which introduced Alex Jones, co-presenter of the BBC One Show, to climbing Pembrokeshire’s real rock. Continue reading
With Spring fast approaching we thought it was about time to publish the dates for our 2014 climbing courses. We have a range of interesting courses lined up for this year, ranging from scrambling adventures, learn to lead climb to self rescue climbing courses.
With 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.
Just before a very busy night, Father Christmas popped by to RockUp-Climbing. We were very happy to be able to help with some important abseiling and climbing skills for a spot of pre Christmas Eve training.
Well here it is, our first blog! After a steady stream of people telling me I need a RockUp-Climbing blog I thought it was about time. What better way to start our blogging career, than with a quick look back over what has been a great year.