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Start Climbing Outside What gear do you need to Boulder outdoors?

There's an old saying in bouldering that 'all you need is a pair of shoes.' You might get away with that indoors but when you head outside, things are a little different. Rob Greenwood runs us through the absolute essentials you'll need for bouldering outside to take care of yourself and the rock.


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Start Climbing Outside Bouldering outdoors for the first time

Whilst there are many similarities between climbing indoors and outdoors, there are a lot of differences too, and it's worth being aware of these before you head out onto real rock for the first time. There's a whole myriad of things ...

Psychological Skills for Climbing - Analysing Strengths and Weaknesses

Dr Rebecca Williams, performance psychology coach and consultant clinical psychologist, shares a chapter from her upcoming book Climb Smarter: Mental Skills and Techniques for Climbing. Part and parcel of setting...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Down Jackets Explained

Rachael and Rob explain the pros and cons of using down jackets, what features to look out for, and the fit.

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Climber, yoga teacher and wellbeing coach Tiffany Soithongsuk outlines the transformational benefits of...

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From fires and litter to traffic and transport, Carla Broom examines the ways that walkers and climbers...

How to Get Back to Grips with Climbing Post-Lockdown

As we return to outdoor and indoor climbing following a long lay-off, our physical and mental state...

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Professional dancer and keen climber Rosie Mackley shares some ballet drills that can help to improve your coordination,...

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